Illegal parking chokes hospital inner roads


The Penang general hospital caters for thousands of patients everyday, making the inner roads at the hospital one of the busiest all day long.

Maintaining the road traffic so that it is  free is a difficult task when irresponsible car owners park their vehicles along both sides of the roads, making it narrower and thus causing traffic in the hospital compound. 

Despite being warned by the hospital security guards and the existence of many no parking signs and double lines along the roads, cars are still be parked with no consideration for others.

The hospital security guards even put up temporary obstacles and tapes to prevent cars from parking at restricted areas, especially the road leading to emergency entrance.

What is most unfathomable is that there is a huge multi level parking complex located less than 270 meters from the hospital main entrance.

There is even a huge signage indicating the location of this 6 storey parking complex which can cater for hundreds of vehicles yet irresponsible car owners park their cars anywhere they like.

Hospital authorities must take drastic actions against such car owners as traffic congestion due to illegal parking can cost lives in the state of emergency. 

Video by Jimm Leow Beng Hock