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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 15, No. 2, 2008, pp. 47-51
Bioline Code: mj08019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2008, pp. 47-51

 en Health Major Incident : The Experiences Of Mobile Medical Team During Major Flood
Ahmad, Rashidi; Mohamad, Zainalabidin; Noh, Abu Yazid Mohd; Mohamad, Nasir; Hamzah, Mohd Saharudin Shah Che; Mohammed, Nik Ariff Nik; Baharudin, Kamarul Aryffin & Kamauzaman, Tuan Hairulnizam Tuan

Abstract

Disaster is a sudden event that associated with ecological changes, disruption of normal daily activities, destruction of infrastructures, loss of properties, and medical disabilities. In disaster, there is a mismatch between available resources and patients need for healthcare service. During flood disaster, the victims were predisposed to different type of illnesses for various reasons such as inadequate supply of clean water, poor sanitation or drainage system, unhealthy foods, and over-crowded relief centers. Mobile clinic is an option for delivering medical care for the disaster victims who often have a difficulty to access to the medical facilities. In this article we would like to share our experiences during the provision of humanitarian services for flood victims at District of Muar Johor. Common illnesses among the flood victims at visited relief centers and advantages of Mobile Medical Relief Team were also highlighted and discussed.

Keywords
flood disaster, health disruption, mobile medical team

 
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