SEPANG – The Health Ministry would be issuing health alert card to travellers that come from Ebola-hit countries.
Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the card would be issued to those whom are free from the Ebola virus disease (EVD)â€Ž symptoms.
He said this would ensure that their health was monitored for the next 21 days from their date of arrival to Malaysia and if there are symptoms, they would be taken to the quarantine centre immediately.
Dr Subramaniam said this was necessary and the ministry is constantly stepping up their preparedness for the EVD outbreak in the country.
He reiterated that 21 hospitals had since been identified to receive patients with EVD symptoms and if they are tested positive, these individuals would be sent to three hospitals, among them are Sungai Buloh Hospital, Kuching General Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.
Earlier, Dr Subramaniam had visited the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to ensure that the Ebola preparedness mechanism is put in place including the proper usage of thermal scanners. – NST