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The "missing" ambulance from the Klang Hospital: No sign of ambulance after 44 minutes. But Zara has taken only 8 minutes. Who would believe Dr Ang's story?
(Petaling Jaya, Wednesday) : In the news report published in the Sun today entitled " Director: Probe revealed ambulance dispatched to accident scene", the Selangor Health Department's investigations revealed that Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang had dispatched an ambulance immediately after receiving a call about an accident near the Batu Tiga toll (Elite Highway) on Dec 13.
Here's the report…
Ok. Ang claimed that Zara called up at 2.36pm top ask for the direction from the accident scene to the Klang Hospital. And Ang said that Zara and Yusry arrived at the emergency department at 2.44pm.
Now, that's only eight (8) minutes! So, in 8 minutes, Zara managed to get to the hospital with an ordinary passenger car (without the usual sirens).
And Ang has admitted that the hospital received the first call from Zara at 1.52pm. From 1.52pm right up to 2.36pm, that's 44 minutes! So, in 44 minutes, Ang is saying that the ambulance dispatched by the hospital could not reach the accident scene. But didn't Ang have just admitted that It took only 8 minutes for Zara to arrive at the hospital?
So, what has happened to the ambulance during this long 44 minutes, Dr Ang Kim Ting?
We noted that Dr Ang did not tell us the exact arrival time of the so-called ambulance in his statement. So we do not know how long it has taken exactly for the ambulance to reach the accident scene. He also did not explain why it has taken so long for the ambulance to arrive at the accident scene. Dr Ang also did not tell us who were on duty on the day of accident (from the emergency control centre to the ambulance department). There's no way we can check unless the Ministry of Health is willing to own up. What kind of ambulance service do we have in Malaysia? After 50 long years of rule under the Umno–led Barisan Nasional Government, everything has gone hay wired!
Three months ago, the Health Ministry's director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican had said any ambulance response time that was longer than 15 minutes was unacceptable.
Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang has held both Dr Ismail Merican (known for his great appetite for publicity) and the Minister of Health Dr Chua Soi Lek to be responsible for Yusry's death. Ang's attempt has failed miserably. It's time for Chua and Merican to own up. Admit their mistakes and pay compensation to Yusry's family on humanitarian ground. Now!