ONLY 92 PLKN TRAINEES INFECTED WITH VIRUS - ABDUL RAHIM

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) - Only 92 or 0.08 percent of the 117,679 National Service Training Programme (PLKN) trainees were infected with virus, parliament heard today.

Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said the cases recorded in 2012 until June 30 were below the safety and health level in PLKN camps nationwide.

"The virus are dengue with 10 cases, measles with 42 cases, leptospirosis with 9 cases and Influenza-like illness (ILI) with 31 cases. Measles and ILI cases were brought from outside when the trainess returned from holiday.

"The infection easily spread as the trainees were in a confined environment. The dengue and leptospirosis infections were caused by the surroundings and weather conditions," he said when replying to a question from Sim Tong Him (DAP-Kota Melaka).

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Abdul Rahim said that there were 137 cases of misunderstanding between the trainees, ten cases of missing items in camps and three cases of intrusion by outsiders.

Operators should ensure that each camp has at least six security guards, one fulltime policeman, adopt the crime prevention sub model in cooperation with the police, has twice daily police patrol and has sheduled inspection by the Ministry of Health.

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