Health Ministry forms special teams to handle monsoon and flash floods

PETALING JAYA: In preparation for the northeast monsoon that is predicted to come this weekend, the Health Ministry has assembled specialized teams.

The first two teams will be medical teams that visit and treat patients at the temporary evacuation camps, according to a statement from Ministry of Health Secretary-General Datuk Dr. Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan. A third team is anticipated to monitor, prevent, and control diseases concurrently. carry out trial runs in evacuation hubs.

“To deliver and coordinate services supporting psychosocial treatment to victims and personnel, the other two teams would be Mental Health Services and Psychosocial Support.

Dr. Muhammad Radzi stated on Thursday, November 9, that the Rapid Assessment Team and the Rapid Response Team would be the last in charge of analysis and response to control infections during floods.

According to the Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad will offer the finest assistance in preventing waterborne illnesses during floods during the monsoon season.

“A series of preparation meetings have been held to face the floods with all the state Health Secretariats,” he stated.