Johor Prepared To Handle Ebola Cases

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NUSAJAYA, Nov 16 – Government hospitals in Johor are prepared to treat and have quarantine procedures to suspected Ebola cases here. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said medical officers in the state are also competent in treating Ebola-related symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle ache, vomiting, purging and also bleeding.

“The level of medical professionalism in the state is adequate to treat Ebola suspected patients,” he said as a reply to Jimmy Phua (PKR-Bukit Batu) during the 13th state assembly in Kota Iskandar here today. At the same time, Ayub said health and medical workers have been trained and will take precautions when handling Ebola-suspected patients, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is sponsored by the Health Ministry with the State Health Department. On the issue of flight passengers from African countries, Ayub said there are no direct flights from Africa to Johor.

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