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Precautions to take against H1N1

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UPDATE: Fomca urges local authorities to help fight H1N1

PETALING JAYA, Sept 7 – The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca) has called on all local authorities in the country to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in combating the spread of Influenza A (H1N1).

“It is a national crisis and it is just unfair to leave it just to the MOH to deal with the situation,” its secretary-general Muhammad Shaani Abdullah told Bernama today.

He said local authorities could do their part in ensuring the cleanliness of the surrounding especially the food stalls, restaurants and other eateries.

For example, he said the present “Bazaar Ramadhan” should be properly monitored to ensure that all food handlers observed personal hygiene and that the surrounding was clean.

“It is regrettable that the health departments in local authorities do not take measures to address this basic issue of cleanliness which was one important way to stop the spread of the disease,” he said.

He suggested that the MOH rope in all NGOs, local community, religious, political, social and business organisations and work out a plan with them to spread the word around on the various ways to contain the disease.

Schools should also set up their own “peer groups” to help educate and spread the message of cleanliness among students. “While the mass media was playing its role, it had its limitations and people needed to be reached at the grassroots level,” he said. – Bernama


The problem is becoming more serious in Malaysia. 64 deaths and climbing. We should all note that China has 2000+ cases and Hong Kong has over 6000+; but no deaths has been reported. Believe this could be attributed to their experience in managing SARS, both the government and the public are on high alert and they are serious about controlling the epidemic.

Those of you who know about traditional Chinese medicine know that it is always important to boost our immunity. At a time like this, we should pay special attention to our living habits, especially our diet ( reduce greasy oily food and less deep fried); drink lots of water and make sure we have enough sleep. The body need to be strengthened to fight the virus.

Perhaps this advisory can be helpful to us all…

Here’s a comment by Malaysian Are Not Stupid

  • “We don’t need the Health Minister & Director General to just updating us on the number of new deaths and giving the same advise everyday ……”stay away if you have flu symptoms”. It’s the highest paid easiest job in the world. We are asking them to come out with a holistic plan to stop the spread of the H1N1 before more people die unnecessarily.”

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August 17, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Posted in Accountability

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  1. […] Precautions to take against H1N1 […]

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    August 20, 2009 at 11:20 am

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