Get approval of chemical disinfectants used for sanitisation of private premises

Ismail Sabri during a media conference at Putrajaya today. Photo Credit: Radio Television Malaysia (RTM).

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, May 27: Offices and businesses are advised to obtain approval from Ministry of Health (MOH) for the chemical disinfectants to be used in conducting own environmental cleaning before resuming operations.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob emphasised that private premises carrying out sanitisation and disinfection cleaning must follow the guideline issued by MOH.

“I believed there are a lot of private premises intending to carry out sanitisation before reopening their businesses.

“I was made to understand that some would get their office cleaners (to do so). Whoever is hired to carry out the sanitising works in their offices or premises, it must follow guidelines which have been issued by the MOH,” he told a press conference on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) today.

As it was not normal cleaning, Ismail reiterated that private premises need to follow the guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP).

“For example, in aspect of chemicals to be used for sanitisation, approval for the chemical must be obtained from MOH,” he added.

Further queries about SOP for sanitisation for private premises, he said employers or business owners can obtain the instructions from nearest district health offices.

On sanitisation operations for public places carried out since March 30, he updated that 7,094 operations have been carried out involving 140 zones including 78 red and yellow zones throughout the country.

“A total of 10,705 premises have been sanitised comprising of 2,619 business centres, 3,876 government buildings, 1,579 housing areas including PPR, 2,282 public places and 349 supermarkets.

“Yesterday (May 26), 38 operations involving 26 zones in five states – 21 operations in Sabah, Johor (7), Pahang (5), Kedah (3), and Sarawak (2) have been done,” he added.—DayakDaily