As per recent reports, it has been revealed that a number of environmental health assessments are being done at police stations in Port Hedland and Karratha after an official caught a sprain of Legionnaires ailment.
Also, it is believed by the West Australian Police Union that a large number of ongoing concerns of the mould at the Pilbara stations might well be the reason behind the illness at Karratha officer, which was diagnosed during the last week.
Some officers, due to the spread, were forced to be relocated since there were mould issues at both the stations during the last year.
As a result, a handful of officers have been relocated to surrounding stations.
It has been said that mould issues have not been completely resolved as of now and, at present, authorities from the Karratha station are on sick leave.
While expressing his opinion in this regard, along with mentioning what all consequences it can have in the time to follow, Russell Armstrong, the union president, said: “That assumption was all made prior to any tests so I totally disagree with that. We will wait for the tests; I know there are more people heading to Karratha to assist in taking samples and doing further tests”.
Mr. Armstrong has therefore rebuffed a declaration by WA Police department that the sprain of the disease of officers is more expected to be allied to breathing in bacteria belonging to garden soils.
Along the same lines, a WA Police statement has claimed that health examinations at the station are going on with full flow, and assured that the force is fully committed towards securing the front at earliest.