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Impact of flood disaster in Malaysia : a case study on public hospitals

Noralfishah, Sulaiman, Thayaparan, Menaha, Haidaliza, Masram and Kulatunga, U 2015, Impact of flood disaster in Malaysia : a case study on public hospitals , in: The 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2): Complex Disasters and Disaster Risk Management, 27-29 August 2015, University of Seoul, Korea.

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Abstract

This paper aims to study and explore post disaster flood event at a public hospital in Malaysia. A literature review and content analysis on newspaper articles were conducted to evaluate post disaster flood impacts at public hospitals in Malaysia. In addition, in-depth interviews with the experts who directly involved with the management and administration of public hospital are also being conducted, and the analysis of those is not available in this version of the working paper. As such this working paper is based on the secondary data both in the form of literature review and analysis of newspaper article. The findings of the study indicate that the operational impact is the most significant flood related impact on Malaysian public hospitals. The next most significant impacts are health and physical impact followed by economical, social and psychological impacts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Special Themed Session: Cities, Infrastructure and Cascading Natural Disasters
Publisher: Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford
Series Name: Special Themed Session: Cities, Infrastructure and Cascading Natural Disasters:
Funders: British Council - Newton Fund- Institutional Links
Depositing User: Dr Menaha Thayaparan
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 14:11
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 14:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37296

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