BY: Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali
IPOH – The Perak state government through the State Health Department (JKN) has not received any cases related to heat stroke involving children.
Exco Human Resources, Health, Indian Community Affairs and State Integration, A Sivanesan informed that the hot weather conditions are under control so far.
According to him, JKN Perak constantly monitors and submits reports on the situation.
“In Perak, there are no (heat stroke cases). Everything is under control, I receive reports from the Health Department every day, everything is under control.
“The weather is indeed hot in the morning but in the evening it rains. There is no haze in Perak, so there is no need to worry,” he said in a news report online yesterday.
Meanwhile, Sivanesan said, dengue cases also recorded an increase compared to the same period last year.
He said that JKN carried out enforcement in the hot spot areas identified.
The Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed that only one case of death due to heat stroke in Kelantan involved an 11-year-old child while the death of a 19-month-old baby in the state was not due to heat stroke as reported by the media.
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, said the preliminary investigation by the Kelantan State Health Department found that the cause of death of an 11-year-old child was heat stroke with severe dehydration.
News Source: Sinar Harian