PASIR MAS (Bernama) – The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) has opened a ‘forward hospital’ at the relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Gelang Mas since Monday to provide treatment to flood victims.
8th Brigade Commander General Datuk Azmi Yahya said the ‘hospital’ had four doctors, led by 2nd Medical Battalion commanding officer Dr Nik Mohd Nor Nik Amin.
“The doctors provide early treatment to flood victims before they are taken to the nearest hospital,” he told reporters yesterday.
On Monday, 150 flood victims sought treatment at the hospital. Four Forward Medical Teams comprising medical personnel from ATM and the Health Ministry, have also been formed and they are sent to locations where road links have been cut off.
Meanwhile in Terengganu, the State Health Department had mobilised 682 of its staff to be on duty during the floods.
They are divided into medical and health teams, where the medical team is tasked with providing treatment, while the health team, to take necessary actions to prevent an outbreak of diseases, said deputy director (health) Dr Mohamad Omar.
He told this to reporters at the presentation of motorcycles to seven rural clinics in the districts of Kuala Terengganu, Kemaman, Besut and Marang.