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Wednesday October 9, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 9, 2013 MYT 11:02:03 AM
by isabelle lai
PETALING JAYA: A “shocked” Education Ministry has ordered the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital’s management to take immediate action to rid the 12-storey complex in Kota Baru of rats and mice.
Deputy Minister P. Kamalanathan said the rodent “invasion” should never have happened and measures should be taken at once to solve the problem, and ensure that it did not recur.
“I’m very surprised and perturbed that such a problem has been going on and unsolved,” he said.
“A pro-active solution has to be implemented,” he added, referring to the pest infestation that has persisted for 10 years now.
Kamalanathan said the ministry would check to make certain that the problem was being resolved.
“We will also increase cooperation with the Health Ministry and local municipality,” he said.
Kelantan MCA Youth chief Gan Han Chuan also lambasted the hospital’s management for treating the problem lightly.
He said the health campus was internationally known and that the problem should be tackled urgently.
“Otherwise its image would suffer and it would be a laughing stock among the medical fraternity.”
Gan was puzzled that the management had not acted to get rid of the problem, saying: “Surely, they must have received complaints about the rodent menace from the public.”
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