|Project||Outreach Clinic for Pendatang Asing Tanpa Izin (PATI)|
To provide primary health care for immigrant/detainees
|Project Partners||Jabatan Imigresen Johor|
• Primary health screening and treatment • Hygiene Kits distribution to detainees
|Locations||Pekan Nenas Detention Camp|
|Period||17 June 2011|
Medical Services : A total of 35 adults and children benefitted from this programme Hygiene Kit Distribution : A total of 27 hygiene kits were distributed
The detention camp is able to house up to 2,000 detainees. As such it is important that their health are monitored and that the detainees are given the right vaccination to prevent the spreading of diseases. The camp however, was under renovation during our visit and most detainees were sent to other camps in Malaysia.
MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS
Several medical and non-medical volunteers, including medical students from Monash University, Johor volunteers were involved in setting up the clinic and distributing hygiene kit to detainees. Goodies were also distributed to children. Due to the renovation that took place at the camp, the number of immigrants who received attention was slight. MERCY Malaysia will continue with the programme in 2012 once the construction has been completed.