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MEDIA RELEASE
MINISTER OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MALAYSIA
LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
TO INCREASE AWARENESS ON INFECTION CONTROL


New Delhi, 2 August 2019, the Minister of Primary Industries, YB Teresa Kok has just launched the educational seminar on “Managing Infection Control – Selecting the Right Gloves”. The educational seminar was part of the Palm Oil and Rubber Economic and Investment Mission to India from 29 July to 2 August 2019. It was aimed to reach out to healthcare workers in India to raise awareness on the proper selection and usage of gloves to control infections.

2. Among the attendees were His Excellency Dato’ Hidayat Abdul Hamid, High Commissioner of Malaysia in New Delhi, and healthcare workers including doctors and nurses from nursing colleges, clinics and hospitals around New Delhi. Four experts from India and Malaysia presented papers during the seminar. The speakers covered important topics related to infection control such as infection prevention using medical gloves, technical properties of medical gloves, hand hygiene practices and Standard Malaysian Glove (SMG).

3. During her speech at the seminar, the Minister said “As the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of high-quality medical gloves, Malaysia has garnered solid knowledge and experience in producing medical gloves. Apart from promoting gloves, we also want to reach out to healthcare workers and share our knowledge on the importance of proper selection and usage of medical gloves to control the transmission of infectious diseases.”

4. The Minister added that Malaysia can help contribute to India’s efforts to raise awareness among healthcare workers on the proper usage of medical gloves and hopes to see continuous collaboration between India and Malaysia in organising the educational seminars.

Ministry of Primary Industries
2 August 2019