WEDNESDAY, 08 MAY – To increase awareness and exposure to calamities and emergency situations that might occur at the university, the School of Medicine (SPU) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) held a one day workshop on Awareness on Disaster and Emergency Management Day 2013.
UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah when officiating the programme said that the workshop gives opportunities for UMS students and staff to share their expertise and knowledge to understand the safety procedures in managing any disaster or untoward incidences.
“Workshop such as this would be able to give exposure to UMS students and staff on the ways to control emergency situations through early response whenever emergency situations occur especially within the university compound,” he urged.
According to him, UMS students and staff need to always emphasise on safety aspect while executing their duties everytime and to be actively involved in the awareness of disaster and emergencies management in the university.
Earlier, the Dean of SPU, Prof. Dr. D. Kamarudin D. Mudin said that they would send volunteers from the university to visit victims of the recent Lahad Datu intrusion from 10 – 12 May.
“We will be having talks and counselling to the affected community and at the same time handing over contributions of daily rations to them,” he said.
Also present was the Head of Department of Selayang Hospital, Datuk Dr. Mohamed Alwi Abd. Rahman who was the invited speaker.
By: Faezah Mohamad Dun/Feria Lee
Photo: Musaab Umair
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division