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IPOH: The Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital nurse who purportedly caused the death of a 76-year-old woman after removing the electro-cardiogram wires and drip hose hooked to her had used “professional judgement” to save another patient’s life in March.
Perak Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the nurse who removed the wires and drip hose from Agnes Liu Soo Thye did what she needed to do during an emergency in order to save a patient.
“All doctors and nurses have been trained to do so.
“When that happened at about 4.30am, the other patient was in a critical condition and needed the medical equipment,” he told a press conference at the State Secretariat building here yesterday.
“It was the nearest medical equipment at that time and the medical staff had to do what was necessary for the patient. The doctors also did their best to resuscitate the deceased during the incident,” he said.
It was reported yesterday that Chinese medical shop owner Wong Kok Yew had accused the hospital staff of being negligent and causing his mother’s death on March 16.
Dr Mah explained that Liu was already in a weakened and semi-conscious state when she was admitted to the hospital at about 8.45am on March 15, and the family was then told to prepare for the worst.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said his ministry views patient safety seriously and he has directed its director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to investigate the case thoroughly.
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