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65 Medical Personnel On Standby During ASEAN Summit

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 65 medical personnel are on 24-hour standby at key designated locations in the Malaysian capital to provide medical aid to the 26th Asean Summit delegates and participants.

Medical Standby Unit head coordinator Dr Murniati Hassan said the medical team were divided into emergency medical response and disease control.

The medical team comprises six specialists, medical officers, nurses, health inspectors as well as environmental officers, said Dr Murniati, who is also Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Federal Territories Health Department deputy director.

She said a health inspector had been tasked to inspect food preparation while environmental officers would be conducting fogging operation for vector control at the relevant venues.

Meanwhile, the medical team’s head, Dr Khairul Nizam Hassan said a medical base has been set up at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), one of the summit’s venues and three similar outfits at designated hotels where head of states are staying.

The medical base in KLCC will be operating from 7am to 7pm while the medical base at the hotels from 7pm to 7am with priority given to the head of states and the summit’s delegates, he said.

“All medical personnel will communicate with a liaison officer in case of emergency and they will be available 24 hours for emergency medical response,” said Dr Khairul Nizam, who is also Head Emergency and Trauma Department Hospital Putrajaya.

Among the equipment are Vital Signs Monitoring system to examine on the patient’s general condition, Electrocardiagram for heart’s condition, ’nebulizer system’ for asthmatic patients, and Automated External Defibrillation for sudden cardiac arrest.- BERNAMA

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