MERS: KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN TINGKAT PEMANTAUAN

  • Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama
    Karpal’s faithful aide until the end – Bernama

    The name Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu may not be as famous as the man he was serving – renowned lawyer Karpal Singh – but his sacrifice will remain in the annals of Malaysian history for his devotion to his boss. It would be suffice to say that Michael was literally the man behind Karpal, since the 39-year-old, would push his boss around in... …

  • Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report
    Johor quarantines 64 villagers after first MERS death, says report

    Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported today. At least 71 people have died from the so-called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, out of more than 200 infections in... …

  • Water theft cost us RM1.6 billion a year, says body – Bernama
    Water theft cost us RM1.6 billion a year, says body – Bernama

    Water from leaking pipes and water theft, collectively known as “non-revenue water” (NRW), accounted for major losses amounting to RM1.6 billion a year throughout the country. Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (Awer) president S. Piarapakaran said the loss of treated water before it reached consumers because of leaks in old... …

  • Above all, Karpal was a great father
    Above all, Karpal was a great father

    For as long as I have been aware of this thing called “politics,” I have been aware of Karpal Singh. As a boy, my image of him was often humorous, based as they were on classic Lat cartoons. A particular favourite has Mr Karpal looking gigantic in full court regalia holding aloft a coconut scrapper with one superhuman hand while pointing... …

  • Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council
    Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa Council

    Hours after the death of Karpal Singh, Muslims were told by the National Fatwa Council today they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations. In a statement issued on its website, www.e-fatwa.gov.my, the National Fatwa Council said Muslims could express their... …

  • Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin
    Amid furore over Karpal jibe, Perkasa distances itself from Zul Noordin

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The right wing Malay group, Perkasa, has distanced itself from Datuk Zulkifli Noordin, who had earlier tweeted that the passing of veteran DAP politician Karpal Singh was... …

PUTRAJAYA, 11 Jun (Bernama) -- Kementerian Kesihatan bekerjasama rapat

dengan Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO) dalam memantau perkembangan wabak

''Novel coronavirus'' atau ''Middle East Respiratory Syndrom Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

di seluruh dunia.

Selain itu, kementerian turut meningkatkan pemantauan dalam negara sebagai

langkah berjaga-jaga terhadap penularan virus itu, kata Timbalan Ketua Pengarah

Kesihatan (Kesihatan Awam) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman.

Kementerian Kesihatan dalam kenyataan Jumaat lepas berkata negara Timur

Tengah yang melaporkan kes MERS-CoV ialah Arab Saudi, Emiriah Arab Bersatu,

Jordan, Qatar dan Tunisia, manakala negara-negara Eropah ialah Jerman, Perancis

dan United Kingdom.

Dr Lokman Hakim berkata orang ramai yang berkunjung ke negara-negara Timur

Tengah dan Eropah terlibat diminta supaya sentiasa mengambil pelbagai langkah

untuk menjaga kesihatan dengan lebih rapi.

Beliau berkata demikian kepada pemberita ketika ditemui selepas Majlis

Anugerah Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang warga Kementerian Kesihatan oleh Menteri

Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya

(PICC) di sini, hari ini.

-- LAGI

MERS-JANGKITAN 2 PUTRAJAYA

Dr Lokman Hakim berkata kementerian kini turut bekerjasama rapat dengan

agensi pelancongan dan syarikat yang merancang untuk menguruskan pakej-pakej

haji musim ini, untuk memberikan maklumat terperinci mengenai penularan wabak

itu kepada jemaah.

Beliau berkata sehingga kini WHO tidak mengeluarkan sekatan perjalanan

pelancong antarabangsa ke mana-mana negara terlibat, dan vaksin untuk jangkitan

penyakit itu juga belum ditemui.

Penasihat Khas bagi aspek Keselamatan Kesihatan dan Alam Sekitar WHO Andrew

Harper dalam satu taklimat media di Geneva hari ini menggesa petugas kesihatan

di seluruh dunia supaya berjaga-jaga terhadap simptom MERS yang berpotensi

menjadi pandemik, menjangkiti seluruh dunia.

Sementara itu Dr Lokman Hakim menolak kenyataan beberapa pihak di laman

web kononnya kerajaan Arab Saudi ''membisu'' dalam soal penularan MERS di negara

itu menjelang ketibaan bulan Ramadan, Julai ini.

Kerajaan Arab Saudi sentiasa berkongsi maklumat mengenai penyakit itu, malah

dalam satu perhimpunan WHO, mereka membuat pembentangan mengenai persekitaran

jangkitan dalam negara dan bekerjasama rapat dengan pakar WHO untuk mengkajinya,

katanya.

-- LAGI

MERS-JANGKITAN 3 (AKHIR) PUTRAJAYA

Beliau berkata tiada jangkitan MERS dikesan dalam negara ketika ini, namun

kementerian kesihatan meningkatkan lagi keupayaan makmalnya dalam usaha mengesan

sebarang tanda-tanda jangkitan di kalangan pesakit dengan lebih pantas, dan

saringan lebih rapi.

"Memang tidak ada vaksin untuk MERS, sebab itu nasihat kami ialah jemaah

yang pergi ke Arab Saudi nanti jaga kebersihan, dapatkan panduan anggota pasukan

kesihatan, kalau hadapi masalah dapatkan rawatan segera.

"Begitu juga mereka yang baru pulang dari umrah, umpamanya, memang simptom

batuk biasa berlaku sekembali dari umrah, tapi kalau batuk dan demam berlarutan

dan ditambah dengan masalah pernafasan, segera ke klinik. Maklumkan mengenai

sejarah perjalanan supaya kita dapat buat pemeriksaan lebih teliti," katanya.

MERS-CoV merupakan anggota keluarga kumpulan coronavirus yang menjangkiti

manusia serta haiwan, dan Sindrom Pernafasan Akut (SARS) merupakan antara strain

coronavirus berkenaan.

MERS-CoV mula dikesan di Arab Saudi tahun lepas, dan sehingga kini 31

daripada 55 orang yang disahkan menghidapnya di seluruh dunia, meninggal

dunia, dengan 40 kes jangkitan dilaporkan di Arab Saudi.

-- BERNAMA

AZH AZH SN

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