Lockdown at Johor Bahru Outpatient Hospital

19 August 2011

The long lunch breaks at the Johor Bahru Outpatient Hospital are causing a lot of inconvenience and unhappiness among the patients.

Patient, Wu Fook Woon, aged 66, said he got there with his wife at 9.30 in the morning, but wasted half an hour looking for a parking space.

After collecting his number and being treated by a doctor, he got to the dispensary to collect his medication at 12. Unfortunately, it was almost lunch break from 12.15 to 2.45 p.m.

It was indeed difficult for Wu and his wife, but they decided to wait outside rather then leave. When his wife needed to use the washroom, they discovered that they could not get in.

She rushed to the toilet when they were allowed in at 2.30 p.m.

Lights and air conditions were not switched on till 2.45 p.m., they were left to sit in the dark without light, air condition or fan.

The experience was indeed an unpleasant one.

Video by: Christine Leong, Citizen Journalist Malaysia