Dirty hospital canteen in Klang shut


  • Nation
  • Friday, 04 Feb 2005

BY ELAN PERUMAL

KLANG: The canteen at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital here has been closed by officers from the Selangor Health Department after it was found to be unhygienic. 

Officials made a surprise check at the premises at 4pm on Wednesday and issued a closure order to the operator with immediate effect. 

State Health Committee chairman Datuk Lim Thuang Seng, when contacted, confirmed that the canteen had been closed for a minimum of 14 days. 

Lim said at the end of the closure period, the canteen operator would be allowed to re-open for business “but only if the place has been cleaned up”. 

“He must meet all the requirements and the department must be satisfied that it is clean before the premises can be reopened for business,” he said, adding that the operator had neglected two previous clean-up warnings issued by the department. 

“We are serious in our efforts to clean up eateries in the state. We will not compromise over this. 

“I hope it will serve as a deterrent to others, especially canteens operating in government buildings,” he said.  

 

A check by The Star revealed that visitors to the hospital who were unaware of the closure were caught by surprise. 

 

The operator had placed a notice in Bahasa Malaysia, which read Kantin Tutup Sementara (Canteen Closed Temporarily) at the entrances to the canteen. 

 

Workers were seen painting the walls and carrying out cleaning up work in and outside the premises.  

The operator was not available for comment.  

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