The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital. They get the award for the following.
SUNGAI PETANI: A woman carefully packed her son's severed fingertip in ice and rushed it to the hospital hoping that doctors would be able to re-attach it.Total incompetence by the hospital. That is all it takes to make Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital today's Knucklehead of the Day.
However, a hospital staff took one look at it and decided it could not be re-attached. He then flushed the digit down the toilet.
A flabbergasted Zuraiza Omar has lodged a police report on the incident and is claiming that Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital was negligent.
Zuraiza's son, Muhamad Shaeidil Amir, 11, was injured on Friday when he accidentally sliced off the tip of his left forefinger while cutting off the top of a coconut with a parang at his home in Kampung Batu Menunggul, Air Putih, Pendang.
"My son was referred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital at 11am, on Friday. I also took the fingertip, which I packed in ice," said the 35-year-old housewife.
She said her son was treated at the hospital's emergency department, and a staff there asked her for the finger tip.
"He looked at it and said it could not be re-attached. He went out of the room and returned a few minutes later.
"The other staff asked for the fingertip and the man nonchalantly replied that he had flushed it down the toilet. I could sense that his colleagues were shocked by their expression."
Zuraiza said the doctor was also taken aback when she informed him of what had happened.
She then lodged a report at the Alor Star police station.
State health director Dr Hasnah Ismail said the incident was being investigated.
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