Health Minister to meet with Johor Ruler on Dec 4 on HSA fire


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (pic) says he will be having an audience with the Johor Ruler on Wednesday (Dec 4) to make a submission on the fire issue that engulfed part of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) three years ago, which led to the deaths of six patients.

Dzulkefly said that he was aware of the Johor Regent Tunku Mahkota Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim's visit to the hospital and he was required to see Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar on Wednesday.

"I'd be able to share with him our efforts we have partaken from 2016, and from the previous to the current administration and what efforts had been (taken), and how much we have spent.

"I am more than happy to mengadap Sultan (face the Sultan) to make a submission to him," he said in a press conference after launching a new Mental Health Handbook aimed at enabling Malaysians to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and to seek professional help early.

On Monday (Dec 2) night, Tunku Ismail expressed his disappointment over the Federal Government's lack of efforts in repairing the intensive care unit of HSA following the fire.

Asked about the alleged legal suit that was brought by one of the victims' family members against the government over the case, Dzulkefly said that he would not comment on the case since it is in court, but assured that the findings will be disclosed soon.

"The Cabinet, and in our post-Cabinet meeting, have decided to disclose the findings.

"Hopefully, as soon as we get the findings, it will be disclosed. I don't think it is much of a problem," he said.

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