Wednesday, March 22

No need to have quarantine centre yet — Dr Abdul Rahman


LIMBANG: It is not necessary to have a quarantine centre at the hospital here as the cholera outbreak in the district is under control.

Saying that less than 10 cases of the disease had been reported in the district, Bukit Kota assemblyman Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, who is a medical doctor by profession, however advised those living in the riverine areas to take extra precaution when consuming water from the rivers.

“No quarantine centre has been opened yet and the situation is under control,” he said on Tuesday after declaring open the 1Malaysia Community Internet Centre for Kampung Meritam and its Open Day.

Also present were Telekom Malaysia Kuala Lumpur representative Nazarudin Abu Bakar, village chiefs Mahmud Gampal (Kampung Meritam) and Sahdan Mohidin (Kampung Telahak) and headmaster Rahman Tusin.

On the Internet centre, he hoped the villagers would make full use of it to improve themselves and gain knowledge.

“I hope the villagers and students here will make full use of this centre, including for learning English for self-improvement,” he said.

On another subject, Dr Abdul Rahman said the volcano near the village had become one of the main tourist destinations in northern Sarawak.

“About 30 to 40 tourists monthly would come here and we have asked Limbang District Council to spruce up the facilities here, particularly water supply,” he said.

He also said the council had been asked to make the place more tourist-friendly.