Sunday, May 24, 2015

Health Ministry prepared to conduct screenings on Rohingya migrants

GEORGE TOWN: The Health Ministry is prepared to conduct health screenings on Rohingya migrants if they are accepted into the country, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.
He said it was normal for health screenings to be conducted on foreign nationals when they were accepted to live in the country to ensure they were disease-free.
“We will carry out health screenings on them to make sure they are in good health,” he told reporters after a dinner hosted by the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Association at Batu Feringhi here Saturday.
Dr Hilmi added that it was necessary to ensure the migrants were free from diseases like tuberculosis and leptospirosis. – Bernama

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