During my housemanship at Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru Hospital in the 1980s, a specialist used to abuse us HOs verbally, kick us, and throw case notes and scream profanities at us in front of patients and nurses.
The government says the Sept 2020 lawsuits by the parents of three patients killed in the Oct 2016 fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital were filed beyond the three-year time limit, but the plaintiffs argue they were denied all information about the incident within that period.
The government also tells three lawsuits filed over the deadly 2016 fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital that the independent inquiry’s report on the disaster is an official secret of the highest-level classification.
Parents of Neeramaladevi Chandran, who was killed in the 2016 fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital along with five patients, reached a court settlement in August 2020 with the government that agreed to pay them RM136,000 in damages without admission of liability.
The HSA director and the government claim that the MOH hospital prioritised patient safety, trained staff on emergencies, had experienced workers, followed standards and procedures in maintenance, prepared an appropriate evacuation plan, and conducted efficient rescue efforts.