Don’t speculate over staff member’s death, deceased was a healthcare assistant, says Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital director


IPOH: The Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital has urged the public to refrain from speculating over the death of one of its staff members.

Hospital director Dr Abdul Malek Osman said the people should respect the privacy of the deceased's family and not spread inaccurate or fake information.

"The hospital is saddened and expresses its condolences to the deceased's family and close friends.

"We will give our cooperation to the police who are investigating the matter," he said in a statement on Thursday (Jan 21).

A 39-year-old hospital staff member had fallen to his death at the hospital on Wednesday (Jan 20) at about 6.45pm.

Police believed the man, from Medan Klebang Restu, Chemor, had committed suicide as he could not deal with his own health issue.

Dr Abdul Malek also clarified that the deceased was a healthcare assistant, and not a medical assistant as reported.

"He was a friendly person to his colleagues and had never shown any problems when he was on duty.

"He was on duty from 8am to 5pm," Dr Abdul Malek said.

"We encourage all hospital staff to get emotional support from the mental health and pyscho-social team if they need it," he added.

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For a full list of numbers and operating hours, go to https://www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia.

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