Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Health Ministry Monitors Quality Of Water Distributed To Residents - Liow

SJ Echo

BANGI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry is strictly monitoring the quality of water distributed to residents in areas facing water supply problem, especially in Selangor.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, said measures should also be taken by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to ensure that the water supply distributed to residents in the affected areas was clean and met the stipulated water quality.

"An epidemic can happen if there is water pollution. Hence, it is important to ensure the quality of the water to prevent the spread of an epidemic, like typhoid fever," he added.

He said a directive had also been issued to the state health director and the ministry's Disease Control Division to monitor the situation.

Liow told this to reporters after launching the "First 1,000 Days of Life" campaign towards building a healthy generation at the Bandar Seri Putra Health Clinic here Monday.

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