HSA Says Smoke Caused By False Fire Alarm

False alarm from the Aerohub fire suppression system at Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru caused a smoke incident with no casualties or property damage reported.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 – The management of Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru Hospital (HSA) has attributed the recent incident involving smoke at the hospital to a false fire alarm.

In a statement yesterday in response to CodeBlue’s article, the hospital management stated that the smoke was caused by a false alarm triggered by the Aerohub fire suppression system, causing the release of aerosol gas.

The incident took place on Saturday (May 20) in the high voltage room situated between HSA’s main building and polytechnic building.  No casualties or property damage were reported.

HSA noted that its management, along with the concession company, took immediate action by contacting Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to disconnect the electricity supply to the Main Electrical Intake Point No 1 to facilitate a thorough investigation into the activation of the fire suppression system and ensure the safety of the hospital’s facilities.

“Following discussions between the management and engineers at HSA, the concession company, and TNB, initial steps were taken to examine and identify the cause of the incident. TNB has disconnected the electricity supply to the Main Electrical Intake Point, while the concession company has provided a portable generator set to facilitate the ongoing inspection process,” the statement read.

The investigation revealed that the smoke was indeed caused by a false alarm triggered by the Aerohub fire suppression system, which released aerosol gas. HSA’s uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system and standby power supply remained functional, ensuring the continuity of services. The security unit also worked in tandem to secure the incident site and ensure the safety of all personnel.

The hospital management expressed appreciation for the positive attention brought to the matter and assured the public that regular inspections and monitoring of equipment, electrical, and water supplies are conducted to maintain optimal conditions at the facility.

To further improve safety and operational efficiency, the hospital management, together with the concession company, will undertake necessary upgrades to the electrical supply system and schedule regular maintenance activities.

“The safety of all staff members and the seamless continuity of patient care remain our top priorities at HSA. The management is also committed to enhancing the hospital’s image and delivering the best possible health care services to patients. Any inconvenience experienced during this incident is deeply regretted,” the HSA director stated.

HSA values the cooperation and understanding of both patients and hospital staff.

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