Thursday, May 14, 2015

Health minister: Government providing aid to thousands of migrants in Langkawi

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― The Health Ministry, Foreign Ministry and National Security Council will jointly hold discussions to address the entry of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar who landed in Langkawi last Sunday.
Health Minister Datuk Seri S.Subramaniam said at present the government had yet to make a decision on the status of these illegals but had given them appropriate humanitarian aid.
"Clinics and hospitals in Langkawi have also prepared for any eventualities concerning the health issues of these illegals," he told reporters before launching the "My Home" programme here today.
He said so far there were no health cases or infectious diseases involving these illegals being reported.
His ministry also had yet to plan any health screenings or check-up on all the foreign immigrants, he said.

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