JOHOR BARU: A five-year-old girl, who went to a government hospital to seek treatment for a broken leg, ended up with an infection which caused swelling and sores on her leg.
According to the girl’s father, bus driver Mohamad Faizal Jamil, 31, the infection was bad to the extent that it caused puss and bleeding.
This was causing Nur Dayana Batrisyia’s a lot of discomfort and had to be warded for about a week.
In relating the ordeal, he said that Nur Dayana broke her leg when coming down a slide at a water park in Nusajaya on Dec 30.
“Subsequently I took her to the Hospital Sultanah Aminah where the doctors charged me RM80 for a fibre cast for my daughter’s leg,” he said, adding that subsequently his daughter developed a fever on Jan 3.
Mohamad, who works in Singapore, said that the specialist at HSA loosened the cast but my daughter was still complaining of pain.
“I then went back to the hospital for follow up treatment on Jan 12 and was horrified when they opened up the cast and saw my daughter’s raw flesh with puss.
“They then admitted my daughter until the Jan 27,” he said, adding that he was disappointed with the hospital authorities for the way they handled his daughter’s case.
Mohamad, who has two other children, said that Nur Dayana was the eldest and now she was scarred for life because someone did not do their job properly.
“My daughter is so traumatised whenever she sees a doctor or nurse as the pain during dressing is unbearable,” he said, adding that the hospital doctors were also not providing proper answers and only giving excuses.
He added that he also went through a hard time to move his daughter to Hospital Sultan Ismail in Tebrau, which was nearer his home, as the medical report provided by HSA doctors were also not accurate.
“They have not even given me the X-Ray report,” he said, adding that he was just fed-up and just wanted his daughter to be discharged and recuperate at home.
“My daughter was supposed to get well within a month to go to kindergarten but instead she is suffering not just from a broken bone near her ankle but also the injuries to her skin,” he said, during a press conference organised by PKR Tebrau division chairman Steven Choong at the victim’s home in Puteri Wangsa here on Feb 2.
Mohamad said that he was forced to take leave while his wife almost lost her job when both parents took turns to be with their daughter since end of last month.
Choong said that PKR would provide assistance especially legal aid for the family.
Meanwhile, a HSA spokesman said that they would investigate the allegations made by the father and send a report to the Health ministry on the matter.