Thursday, August 13, 2009



BERITA HARIAN 13hb Ogos 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: Ketika angka korban Influenza A (H1N1) di negara ini mencecah 44 orang berikutan enam lagi kematian dilaporkan semalam, pelbagai pihak terus bercanggah pendapat ... [+]
H1N1 situation in Malaysia

H1n1 death tollsAugust 3rd, 2009
Ministry of Health Hotline (8am - 9pm): 03-88810200 / 0300, 03-88834414 / 4415. Email: Website.
12th August 2009: Malaysia now on 44 deaths. The latest deaths involve a 10-month-old girl, a one-year-old boy, an 18-year-old pregnant woman, a 24-year-old man and two other men in their 60s. The actual dates of death were Aug 7 (four), Aug 9 (one) and Aug 10 (one).
11th August 2009: Malaysia now on 38 deaths, with 6 new fatalities. Total number of cases recorded so far: 2,253; 270 new cases in the last 24 hours.
10th August 2009: Malaysia now on 32 deaths, with 6 more confirmed to have died of the virus, d.
9th August 2009: Malaysia now on 26 deaths, including the first death in Sabah on 5th August.
7th August 2009: starting today, all government hospitals, clinics and 22 selected private hospitals nationwide will have the influenza A (H1N1) anti-viral drug Tamiflu. Private clinics also allowed to get stocks..
6th August 2009: 14th death in Malaysia: a 57-year-old man who was diabetic and had hypertension. ...
5th August 2009: 12th death in Malaysia: 6-year-old boy, at 2.30am, Batu Pahat Hospital, ...13th death in Malaysia: Mohd Hyafiq Afendi, 6, ....
4th August 2009: 16 new cases, total in Malaysia: 1,476.
3rd August 2009: 8th death in Malaysia, and 1st in Sarawak: a 24-year-old native woman, ....
2nd August 2009: 6th death in Malaysia: an 11-year-old boy in Johor Bahru. ...
For the first time, two deaths in the country on the same day: the 7th death in Malaysia: a lady teacher, 51, from a Selangor .....
31st July 2009: 5th death in Malaysia: a 10-year-old girl from Bagan Serai, ....
28th July 2009: 4th death in Malaysia:
27th July 2009: 3rd death in Malaysia and 1st from local transmission: a 42-year-old man. He died of severe pneumonia with multi-organ failure ...
Total reported cases: 1,219, 3 deaths., 53% local infections, 47% imported, 98% have recovered, the rest while receiving anti-viral treatment in hospital and at home.

We have seen certain group of people organising SEMBAHYANG HAJAT because an election whether GE or BE taking place. These were seen as great milestone and need to invoke Heaven's support for their Party. Were they thinking about the general masses? Do they care actually??

This is the test of CARE actually. When happennings like this happen, we invoke sembahyang Hajat. When long draught season brings hardship we Sembahyang Hajat to ask for Divine Help. When calamities fall a society we Sembahyang Hajat to ask for Divine Respite. Now the death figures escalated to epidemic level and nobody thinks of sembahyang Hajat, when a Public Stadium was deemed fit for Sembahyang Hajat prior to Election. WHAT IS THIS???
Is it because this is SWINE FLU?? and hence, UNCLEAN to Sembahyang Hajat????
I remember a well known Head of State, an Islamic figure visiting the sites where JE was ravaging and the pigs needed to be shot to contain the desease... No question of uncleanness was mentioned. He went there to show support those who had their flocks shot FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. It was politically expedient, hence, he felt justified to be there..

This is a GREAT TRIAL FOR UMMAH IN MALAYSIA and Malaysian need to CLOSE RANKS and be together in this. When this virus attacked, it does not choose the color of the victims turban, or songkok for that matter.
Had this be a Humanitarian case I am sure the first person to take initiative would be the respectable Dr Jemilah Mehmood of MERCY for whom I have great respect. She went where others hessitate, and put her life in danger for humantarian case. In the past, when others were still ding-dong-ding-dong thinking of benefits helping out could be and still raising funds, she'd already in midst of action doing, and doing... This is CARE in its pure form.. But this is entirely a different kettle of fish...

We have seen the Health Ministry doing its utmost to curb this. The media played the recommended actions to take in curbing the disease, the hospitals are full to the brims, the doctors have their leaves revoked.. Now it's time for everybody to support the efforts and do something.
The least we could do is SEMBAHYANG HAJAT and I am waiting to see who take the initiative in this case..

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