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Kuala Koh Orang Asli in need of hygiene kit

Last Update: 23/06/2019

KOTA BHARU, June 23 (Bernama) -- The victims of the measles outbreak in Kampung Kuala Koh are in need of hygiene kit, said Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim), Majlis Perundingan Wanita Rahmah (MAWAR) chairman Dr Hafidzah Mustakim.

She said a visit to temporary shelters at the Gua Musang Etnobotani national service camp and Orang Asli Health Homestay (RIKA) on Friday found that the victims were in need of items like toothbrush, soap and shampoo. 

"Individuals who would like to donate could do so by contacting Wan Rasna at 013-3492671," she told Bernama here today.

Dr Hafidzah said that during their visit to RIKA, a Tok Batin (village head) shared his experience on the the outbreak.

"This situation illustrates that the Orang Asli people in Kampung Kuala Koh are suffering from malnutrition which resulting in low immunity and susceptible to measles which lead to death.

"The next risk factor is that many of them were not vaccinated against measles," she said.

She said during the visit, they were also briefed on the disaster management which included giving psychological support to the victims.



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