Uggah advices asymptomatic rural, longhouse folks to seek immediate help following BIDs in Pusa, Betong

Douglas Uggah Embas

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KUCHING, Sept 18: Longhouse folks and others residing in rural areas must seek immediate medical treatment when developing mild Covid-19 symptoms.

This was advice by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas following the report of six brought-in-dead (BID) cases out of nine fatalities in Pusa and Betong today.

He said four out of the six BID cases had developed symptoms but did not seek early treatment.


“One of them had history of coughs for a week, and another had fever for four days,” he said after a meeting with Betong Division Health Department to discuss a health education programme for the people in Betong Division today.

Emphasising on the importance of early detection and treatment to reduce BID cases, Uggah said the programme could educate the people on how to respond appropriately when they are asymptomatic.

“My advice to all is to seek early medical intervention over symptoms like low-grade fever, coughs, sore throat, and loss sense of smell.

“Anyone with these signs must come for testing and medical review by health personnel at the nearest hospital or health clinic.”

Uggah, who is also State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman assured that such education programmes will be continued and intensified to increase awareness.

Today, Pusa took up six Covid-19 mortalities while Betong accounted for three. — DayakDaily