DAILY REPORT TSUNAMI DISASTER
DATE: 13 January 2005
19 DAYS HAS PASSED SINCE THE TSUNAMI
(As of activities from 11 Jan 2005, 4 pm to 12 Jan 2005, 4pm)
On the 26 December 2004 several countries around the Indian Ocean
especially Indonesia, West Coast of Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India
and the Islands of Maldives were hit by a natural disaster caused by a
Tsunami. In Malaysia, the disaster affected several states especially around
the western costal areas of Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak and Selangor.
2.0 Actions taken by the Ministry of Health
The Ministry of health has taken proactive actions to prevent consequences
caused by the Tsunami disaster.
Actions being taken by The Ministry of health are aimed to:-
1. Providing medical treatment to disaster victims at hospitals, health
centers and at disaster relief centers.
2. Preventing the outbreak of infectious diseases especially food and
waterborne diseases like typhoid, cholera, food poisoning, acute
diarrhoeal diseases; vector borne diseases like dengue and other
diseases like respiratory infections.
3. Initializing control measures in an event of an outbreak of infectious
Tsunami Operation Rooms at the national level has been opened since 26
December 2004 at the Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
which is operational from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and can be reached by:-
Ph: 03 - 8883 4100
Fax: 03 – 88880643 / 03 - 8883 4529
2.1 Establishment of Medical and Health Teams.
Establishment of Medical and Health Teams were carried out at the effected
states and districts. (Table 1)
Table 1: Number of Medical Teams and Members till 10 January 2005 @ 4 pm
No. of Teams
No. of members
3.0 Disaster relief centres
There were a total of 29 disaster relief centers opened in the affected states.
As of 12 January 20