Jan 15, 2007

More Doctors And Nurses Needed As Volunteers

Those interested should contact the Salam Foundation office at 03-7958 4021 or e-mail to ahmad@aatsb.net or ahmadatalib.blogspot.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) -- More volunteers, especially doctors and nurses, are required to help victims affected by the second wave of floods in Johor.

Medic Asia head Datuk Ahmad A. Talib said there was urgent need for medical personnel in view of the deteriorating flood situation in the southern parts of the peninsula and the increasing number of evacuees.

"There are about 80 volunteers from Medic Asia and the Salam Foundation now in Johor. More volunteers are needed because this group will be replaced by a new group," he said when contacted by Bernama, here Monday.

Johor was hit by a second wave of floods, after the first on Dec 19, causing 109,831 people from 24,765 families to be evacuated to 344 relief centres until this morning.

Ahmad said besides trained doctors and nurses, Medic Asia would also welcome individuals with medical background.

Ahmad, who is also a member of the Salam Foundation board of directors also urged members of the public, including students on vacation, to become volunteers.

"Those with skills in cooking, carpentry and in other fields are needed, especially in rescue mission to help victims trapped in the floods," he added.

He thanked the corporate sector for their contributions in cash and kind including the use of their boats for the flood victims.

Those interested should contact the Salam Foundation office at 03-7958 4021 or e-mail to ahmad@aatsb.net or ahmadatalib.blogspot.com.


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