The water woes does not affect the public sector productivity as the government has taken contingency measures to address the problem, said the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa.

He said the measures announced not only meant for civil servants, but also the public.

"We hope the weather will change for the better and more rain coming our way.

"The contingency measures have been implemented and will continue to be implemented," he told reporters after launching the Putrajaya Civil Servants Health Screening Centre at Lot 25 Putrajaya Corporation Complex, Presinct 3 here, Monday.

In his speech, Ali said the health screening centre was a National Blue Ocean Strategy initiative launched jointly by the Health Ministry and Putrajaya Corporation that was promptly implemented at a minimum cost.

Open from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday, he said the centre could cater for 25 patients daily or 5,500 yearly.

It provides Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure screening, blood tests, physical examination, dental treatment, breast examination and pap smear, and health care and healthy lifestyle advice.

With the opening of the centre, civil servants in Putrajaya and the surrounding areas no longer have to go to other places for health screening, he said, adding that such centre would also be open at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters and Puspanitapuri Hall here.

Meanwhile, Ali said 456 or 36 per cent of 1,268 civil servants aged 40 years and above screened by the Putrajaya Health Clinic last year were found to have at least one medical problem, mostly obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes.