Hospital not short of drugs

  • Nation
  • Friday, 07 Feb 2003

PETALING JAYA: The Seri Manjung Hospital has clarified that its pharmacy does not face a shortage of medicines as reported in a local Tamil daily last week. 

Hospital director Dr Tan Poey Chin explained that when a particular drug was in demand, its supply would be regulated and remedial action taken. 

He was commenting on a report in The Star quoting Malaysia Nanban recently, which stated that the hospital was short of certain medicines. 

The report also stated that the problem had been going on for the past year. Patients also complained that the pharmacy refused to return the prescriptions to allow them to buy the medicines elsewhere. 

In a statement yesterday, Dr Tan said patients were encouraged to meet him if they faced any problems and explained that the prescription was only meant to be used at the hospital pharmacy. 

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