JOHOR BARU: The Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) says it will give its full cooperation to the police to help with investigations following a video allegedly showing a group of people eating durians while neglecting standard operating procedures (SOPs) at the Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim vaccination centre (PPV).
HSA director Dr Mohtar Pungut @ Ahmad said that the hospital is taking the case seriously as it allegedly involved health workers who violated the SOPs during the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
“As such, the HSA management will give its full cooperation to the police over the case.
“The Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim PPV has started its operation on June 20 and the health workers are always reminded to follow safety regulations and the SOPs imposed by the hospital,” he said in a statement here on Thursday (July 22).
He added that some of the regulations include frequently washing their hands, wearing face masks at public places, and warning those in the PPVs to adhere to the SOPs.
They are also required to avoid crowded places and confined spaces, and not have any close conversation.
“The warnings and reminders have always been sent out by the hospital management via meetings, announcements and memos.
“The Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim PPV operation will continue as usual following the current SOPs,” he added.
Earlier, Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain said the police were investigating the case.
This comes after a 26-second video clip made its rounds on social media showing a group of people allegedly eating durians without social distancing or wearing face masks.
“We received a police report at 3.41pm on Sunday (July 18) about SOP violations by the group of people as shown in the video,” he said.
When asked if the group were those on duty at the PPV Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim, ACP Mohd Padzli said the case was still being investigated, including identifying those in the video.
He added that the case was being investigated under Section 17(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 2021.