Incidents of workplace violence against MOH staff increased by 196% from 167 cases in 2017 to 494 cases in 2019, before dropping to 321 cases in 2020 and 260 cases in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) UKM is currently only accepting critical (Red Zone) cases at its emergency department until further notice, due to a surge of patients and difficulties in ward admission at the university hospital.
The Pahang state health department says a female visitor in knee-length shorts was denied entry to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan because of "a little misunderstanding" between her and the security guard about dress codes at government facilities.
Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura Muhammad reveals that a severe shortage of medical assistants (PPPs) has led to the closure of the screening zone in Kepala Batas Hospital's ED; there are no PPPs in the asthma bay/ Covid zone, and only one PPP in the Red Zone.
The AG's Report found improper storage of valuable medical equipment in MOH hospitals in 2022 that raises risk of damage to assets, including syringe pumps and infusion pumps stacked on the floor in Ampang Hospital and ventilators in open corridors in HKL.
HSI’s server was down Feb 20-24. Now that the server is back up, we have to manually insert patient notes from the BCS system, which we used during server downtime, back to the main server. I can't stress enough how much time it took just for one patient.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii says a pilot project by the KSN-led STAR task force aims to decongest emergency rooms in Klang Valley public hospitals: HTAR, Selayang Hospital, HKL, Serdang Hospital, and Ampang Hospital, as these are the most congested EDs.