Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hospital’s emergency unit opens to public

NST: THE once fungus-infested Sultan Ismail Hospital (SIH) in Pandan has entered its second phase of development with the opening of its emergency unit.
State Local Government and Health Committee chairman Datuk Halimah Sadique said five of the hospital’s 22 wards and three of its 18 operation theatres were open.
She said the units in operation were the specialist clinic, surgery department, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, X-ray and laboratory.
"Fungal control was completed last August and the company assigned the task, Germ Squad Sdn Bhd, will maintain the building for three years from that date.
"During this period, the company will monitor the hospital surroundings by collecting air samples on a monthly basis," Halimah said in reply to Maulizan Bujang (BN-Tiram).
SIH, which was infested by Aspergillus and Penicilium fungi, was closed down in 2004 for cleaning work costing RM14.6 million.
It is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year.

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