Thursday, 13 August 2009

Visit to H1N1 centre in Kg. Nosoob

The people living near the government rented Ling Zhi Care Centre in Kampong Nosoob, Kapayan, complained to the Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu expressing their concern about the close proximity of their houses to the H1N1separation centre, and the fear of catching the sickness.

Dr. Hiew and Edward Mujie went over personally to the centre to find out the situation there this afternoon. They were met by the medical staff in the centre to explain the situation in the centre.

The doctors said, it is not to worry about the surrounding houses will contract the H1N1. This is because the virus will not spread through air and be transmitted to the houses in the area. The virus will be more easily transmitted through close body contact and by droplets. That means through coughing, or sneezing. The people should avoid crowded or people packed areas, and to keep always a safe distant of at least 3 feet from each other. Every one must maintain cleanliness of the body, wash hand thoroughly.

During the visit, there were some twenty patients in the centre undergo treatment, with the care of three doctors and other medical staffs. Some patient had recovered and discharged to return home from the centre.

Dr. Hiew feels that the Ministry of Health and its Health department should look for some other building to convert as the separation centre, in order to cater for the increasing number of patients. The cases in Sabah are increasing very fast, and there is the fear that the present facilities will not be able to house all these patients.

At the moment, there is still no actual antivirus for the cure, and the preventive vaccine for the particular Influnza ‘A’ H1N1 virus is not yet available.

Dr. Hiew King Cheu. KK MP.

Pic: Dr. Hiew and Edward in front of the Ling Zhi Care Centre.

在位于甘邦诺索 (Kg. Nosoob) 政府所租用的灵芝护理中心,隔邻附近的甘榜的居民向亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士表示关于太靠近他们房屋的H1N1隔离中心,他们担心会感染上该疾病。

邱博士和爱德华慕吉今天亲自到该中心去了解那里的局势。 该中心的医疗人员迎接他们并且向他们解释该中心的情况。
医生说,周围的房屋居民其实不必担心会感染H1N1病毒。 这是因为该病毒不会通过远隔的空气传播,或传染到该房屋区人。 只有通过密切的身体接触和飞沫,该病毒才容易被传播于他人, 如咳嗽,打喷嚏等。 人们应该避免挤在人群中,并且保持一个至少有3尺的安全距离,每个人都必须保持自身的清洁,此外,要彻底以消毒剂洗手。
在访问期间,大约有20病人在该中心接受治疗,共有3名医生和其他医务人员照顾他们。 有一些病人已经康复出院,返回自己的家园。

邱博士认为,卫生部应该寻找一些其他的建筑物作为隔离中心,以应付越来越多的患者。 在沙巴的病例不断的增加,他担心目前的设施将无法容纳所有这些病人。