The National Institute of Pre-Hospital Treatment and Disaster Medicine to be Established
BY: Michelle Liew
The Ministry of Health (KKM) will establish a National Institute for Pre-Hospital Treatment and Disaster Medicine in an effort to deliver the best services to the people, especially when faced with disasters.
In addition, the hotspot collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the St John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) and the Malaysian Red Crescent (BSMM) since 2014 will also be streamlined to carry out the effort.
According to the Minister of Health, Dr Zaliha Mustafa, the sharing of expertise between front-line personnel of the KKM and EMRS JBPM (Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department) such as fire safety training and disaster management should also continue to ensure that the tasks of the teams can be carried out efficiently and safely.
"Witnessing the Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation between KKM and JBPM to strengthen Pre-Hospital and Ambulance Treatment Services (PRPA) in Malaysia.
"The launch of Emergency Air Ambulance Rescue Service (EMARS) has created a collaboration between KKM and JBPM in improving the capacity of pre-hospital services.
"This collaboration is done through the sharing of EMRS vehicle resources, placement of KKM members at the fire station to be moved together with EMRS vehicles, online medical direction service from MECC to EMRS, as well as placement of on-the-job training for the EMRS team at the Emergency and Trauma Department of the KKM Hospital," she said in a statement, on Tuesday.
Earlier, Dr Zaliha witnessed the Signing Ceremony of the Strategic Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding between KKM and JBPM to strengthen Pre-Hospital and Ambulance Treatment Services (PRPA) in this country.
Dr Zaliha also expressed her gratitude to the Minister of Development and Local Government (KPKT), Nga Kor Ming and JBPM as well as the Pre-Hospital and Ambulance Service (PRPA) team of the Ministry of Health for the close cooperation.