PUTRAJAYA, July 7 (Bernama) -- Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has
proposed to the Education Ministry that the Young Doctors Club be implemented
automatically as an educational health programme in all primary schools in the
This was in view of the lack of response to the programme, with only 1500
schools involving 36,000 pupils having implemented it this year as at June.
"This constitutes merely 19 percent of the total of 2,860,340 pupils from
7714 primary schools in the country," he said.
He said this in his speech text delivered by the Disease Control Director,
Dr Chong Chee Kheong at the national-level Young Doctors Club celebration and
Putrajaya Health Expedition 2012 at Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 9 (2)
According to him, pupils were faced with health issues, among them, obesity,
food poisoning, dengue fever, skin disease and fleas, hence the rationale in
having the club as on ongoing programme in primary schools.
Such basic health knowledge among pupils would also ease the burden of
teachers in having to handle health problems involving the latter, he said.
GK ELM AO