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Better emergency response facility for Tioman soon

PULAU Tioman’s emergency first response facility is set for upgrading to cater to the rising number of tourists and villagers.

Barisan Nasional candidate for Rompin parliamentary seat Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis said it would also help prevent tragedies like the death of tour guide, Sofian Iskan dar Suharto, at Kampung Salang on April 10.

"I was told that it took five hours by boat for the 27-year-old victim to be sent for medical treatment at Mersing, Johor.

"If there are doctors trained in emergency medical response in Pulau Tioman, such cases can be dealt with immediately," he said when visiting the victim's family at Kampung Salang yesterday.

Cradling Sofian's two-year-old son, Muhammad Iqbal Irham, Jamaluddin said apart from safeguarding the safety  of villagers, the upgraded facility would also benefit tourists to the island.

"Around 5,000 tourists visit the various parts of Pulau Tioman daily. So, it is very critical to have this facility in  place.”

Jamaluddin said the new facility would also include a high- speed boat to ferry patients from the island to the main land.

On April 10, Sofian was riding home when a falling bamboo stick used to hoist a political party flag pierced his neck.

He was taken by boat to the Mersing Hospital but succumbed to the injuries on the same day.

Earlier, Jamaluddin attended a Parent-Teacher Associ ation's gathering at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tekek where he  announced that the school would be adopted by Universiti  Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

"UiTM will sponsor the students to further their studies at  the university to secure a better future," he said to cheers from parents and teachers there.

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