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Health Ministry To Assist Aviation Industry With Pilots’ Mental Screening

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GEORGE TOWN – Health Ministry will assist the local aviation industry to hold annual mental screening for all pilots and co-pilots.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said ideally, all pilots should be screened once in six months, or yearly, following the doomed Germanwings 4U 9525 flight that was allegedly crashed by its co-pilot in a ‘suicide’ mission.

“We welcome the local aviation players to sit down and discuss, we will help you.

“We don’t want another incident like this to happen. All pilots and co-pilots must go through mental screening test,” he said after launching the Aedes-free campaign at Taman Pondok Upih, Balik Pulau here today.  – NST Online

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