Patient in viral video attended to within 5 minutes, says Kedah health dept director


Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Kedah health department director Dr Othman Warijo says elderly patient caught on video that made its rounds on WhatsApp was given medical attention within five minutes after ward staff was informed of his fall. – WhatsApp pic, August 31, 2021.

THE elderly patient who was caught on video struggling on the floor of a ward at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani, Kedah was attended to within five minutes after getting into distress, the state health department director said.

Dr Othman Warijo said the deceased was a category 4 (requiring oxygen assistance) patient who, however, was uncomfortable with the oxygen aid device.


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  • A history of several chronic diseases? That is not what the nephew says. He wrote an article that says this uncle had no other diseases. Is this doctor trying to put a spin to this case?

    Posted 1 month ago by Loyal Malaysian