Monday, August 17, 2009

H1N1 Death Toll is Climbing

A seven-month-old boy and a 74-year-old woman are the latest victims of the influenza A(H1N1) infection, raising the death toll in the country to 64.

The government, through the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture should do more to help alert the people about the virus.

Both Liow Tiong Lai and Rais Yatim should place their top priority on combating the spread of the virus and stop the death toll from climbing. Liow should let his president, Ong Tee Keat, handle the PKFZ fiasco on his own. Liow is needed to show more leadership at the Health Ministry.

Rais should lay down his obsession with Internet censor and 1Malaysia and allow more media time to help educate Malaysians about H1N1 and ways to protect themselves.

8 comments:

nur mohd nidzam said...

UMNOBN ARE MORE CONCERN ABOUT KEEPING THE PAKATAN MARCH IN CHECK RATHER THAN THE THREAT CAUSED BY H1N1.TO THEM(UBN)THREAT OF PAKATAN GAINING MORE SUPPORT IS MORE SERIOUS THREAT TO THE COUNTRY THAN H1N1.
YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT THE RECENT OPERATIONS OF MACC AGAINTS THE PAKATAN IN SELANGOR TO UNDERSTAND.

Anonymous said...

Its time for the Director General of Health to resign .Its even pathetic to note that dengue cases are rising too. Someone capable should take over the post.

Anonymous said...

If the ministers need your advice on what to do next, we are all doomed.At the moment the govenment has no plan B (sigh)

Anonymous said...

The MOH should just follow the Mexican way and close down all businesses, schools etc and keep people at home last month when the rate of transmission was high. They should declare an emergency now, and do it before more people die. All talk on TV does not motivate change of behaviour, all these years spending so much money on advert never give any results. The DG never learned anything, he thinks he knows everything. Just go out and distribute masks and antibacterial handwashing liquid to all shop owners, hawker centres, at public facilities, public transport etc. More effective that way than attending press conference!

Voice of the Oppressed, Suppressed said...

This is a result of a system that dumps meritocracy in the rubbish bin. One is appointed to a responsible position based on his skin colour, political affiliation, relationship/loyalty to power holders.
Personal ability is not a criteria in any major appointment.
What to expect from such a DG or Helath Minister?

Anonymous said...

These people will not move till the PM maketh a comment.
Then it will be "Yeah...! He's correct..!

They have not even plan "Plan A"..!
Only giving us how many Malaysians have died...!!

Have they forgotten that a single life is equally important..?????

What the bloody "cows" are they waiting for..?????

PM Najib, since MOH not moving, kick out the unperforming KPI.....!

"Swine Flu" no laughing matter. What the bloody hell are they waiting for KKP..??????

Anonymous said...

see the data here, astonishing..
http://ethan-kafka.blogspot.com/2009/08/ah1n1-infection-in-malaysia.html

Anonymous said...

The MOH is doing fine following all the recommendation by WHO and CDC. Malaysia is probably the only country where the politicians trying to act like an expert of H1N1. Sad to see politician especially the opposition trying to gain political advantage while the health care worker are risking their life in the frontline. The opposition is 'elated' everytime new deaths were annouced because this mean more bulltes for them. Sad for Malaysia.