KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Health and Wellness Ministry has started taking measures to prevent incidences of sexual and other forms of abuse at the workplace, following an expose of such cases in a hospital in Petaling Jaya.
Minister Stephen Wong said his ministry, together with the Health Department and other relevant agencies, will be holding discussions on the matter.
“We must take precautionary measures to ensure that such incidents do not happen here,” he said, adding that in the event such incidents take place, justice must be done.
Wong said the types of precautionary measures have yet to be discussed but promised “efficient and feasible proposals”.
He also said that they might consider allowing affected staff and personnel to voice their concerns or problems at work anonymously through a special channel.
On Sunday (July 29), The Star reported cases of sexual harassment and bullying of housemen by an orthopaedics department head at a hospital in the Klang Valley.
Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has promised an immediate investigation.
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