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Tragedy triggers resolve to lobby for better healthcare


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008

MIRI: Six years ago, Lawrence Jayaraj, a tour guide from Kuala Lumpur, watched in horror as his mother-in-law Kam Agong bled to death a month after giving birth in Long Semadoh village in the remote Ba’Kelalan highlands of northern Sarawak.

He and his wife Agnes Padan, from the Lun Bawang ethnic group, sued the Lawas district hospital for medical negligence and were recently awarded RM60,000 in compensation by the Miri Sessions Court.

   

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