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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, pp. 1-7
Bioline Code: mj15014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
Document available free of charge

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, pp. 1-7

 en The Record-Setting Flood of 2014 in Kelantan: Challenges and Recommendations from an Emergency Medicine Perspective and Why the Medical Campus Stood Dry
Baharuddin, Kamarul Aryffin; Abdull Wahab, Shaik Farid; Nik Ab Rahman, Nik Hisamuddin; Nik Mohamad, Nik Arif; Tuan Kamauzaman, Tuan Hairulnizam; Md Noh, Abu Yazid & Abdul Majid, Mohd Roslani

Abstract

Floods are considered an annual natural disaster in Kelantan. However, the record-setting flood of 2014 was a ‘tsunami-like disaster’. Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia was the only fully functioning hospital in the state and had to receive and manage cases from the hospitals and clinics throughout Kelantan. The experiences, challenges, and recommendations resulting from this disaster are highlighted from an emergency medicine perspective so that future disaster preparedness is truly a preparation. The history of how the health campus was constructed with the collaboration of Perunding Alam Bina and Perkins and Willis of Chicago is elaborated.

Keywords
floods; natural disaster; emergency medicine

 
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