ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Health Department has confirmed that a man who used the name "Dr Ridzuan" at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital is a fake doctor.
In a statement on Friday, its director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said the 22-year-old man was detained at the waiting area of the Specialist Clinic at the hospital.
"He was brought to the hospital administration for further action. A stethoscope and two name tags reading Dr Ridzuan and Datuk Dr Ridzuan were found in his possession," said Dr Norhizan.
Dr Norhizan added that an internal investigation revealed that the man only loitered at areas accessible to the public as he did not possess access cards to the wards.
"People working in the wards have confirmed that he did not treat or examine patients at the wards or clinics," he said.
He added that the hospital's security system was being upgraded to tighten security, especially at the maternity and pediatric wards.
"All staff have been reminded to report suspicious individuals to the hospital administration immediately," said Dr Norhizan.