Buku Projek Bakti PPSK: Bah Kuning 2014
Floods are an annual incidence of varying severities in Kelantan on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It also affects the neighbouring states specifically Terengganu and Pahang. The 2014 flood was the most significant and largest recorded flood in the history of Kelantan. It was considered a “tsunami-like disaster” in which more than 200,000 victims fled their homes. This flood was also called ‘Bah Kuning’ because of its high content of mud.
There was a surge of patients at the Hospital USM due to the closure of a nearby Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab 2 (HRPZ2). In fact, one of the available evacuation centres for all Kelantan was USM Kubang Kerian where most evacuees were evacuated. Recognising the huge effect of the floods to the victims, the dean of School of Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zakaria had taken a number of initiatives and appointed an ad-hoc committee to look into the problem and suggest measures for the management after the disaster. The dean started calling for donations for the relief efforts and ordered the committee members to conduct immediate operations to reconstruct water system and storage in selected affected areas in Kelantan.
Past initiatives of the dean of School of Health Sciences and staff in a form of vivid photos have been compiled by Dr. Wan Nur Syuhaila Mat Desa, Dr. Dzulkiflee Ismail, Dr. Nurhidanatasha Abu Bakar and Mrs. Nor Haslina Mohd in a coffee table book (almost 100 pages) entitled Projek Bakti PPSK: Bah Kuning 2014 and published by the School of Health Sciences, USM (ISBN 978-967-5651-89-2).
For more pictures ,view here : [ Bah Kuning 2014 Gallery ]