Suspended: In-services of Negeri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and Medical Centre (NSCMH)

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The Negeri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and Medical Centre (NSCMH)

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N. S. Chinese Maternity Hospital was formed in 1932, a charity project founded by the local Chinese community leaders to serve all races in the State of Negeri Sembilan. Its charity services include a family physician’s consultation and 5 days basic medication for RM15 at its Outpatient Clinic, RM600 for a midwife delivery and hospitalisation and no charges for inmates of Homes for the mentally and physically retarded.

http://wikimapia.org/16778117/Negeri-Sembilan-Chinese-Maternity-Hospital-and-Medical-Centre

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NST

24 November 2013| last updated at 12:18AM

Suspended hospital braces for major layoff

SEREMBAN: THE Negri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and  Medical Centre (NSCMH) is expected to downsize its clinical and non-clinical staff from 145 to about 20,  should the Health Ministry  not respond to their appeal in the coming weeks.

Selvam said following the suspension of in-patient services, the hospital was experiencing a drop in out-patient services, too.

“Not many patients are coming in. If there is no reply from the ministry, we have no choice, but to lay off 110 to 120 of our staff.”

Free Malaysia Today

Hospital bersalin NSCMH digantung perkhidmatan

The hospital is now not allowed to admit new patients and the existing in-patients were to be transferred to other hospitals as patient safety and quality of healthcare were of paramount importance to the ministry.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/health-ministry-suspends-n.s.-chinese-maternity-hospitals-in-patient-servic

Star

Sunday November 24, 2013 MYT 8:15:49 AM

Thirteen patients at NSCMH Medical Centre moved or sent home

SEREMBAN: Thirteen patients warded at the Negri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and Medical Centre (NSCMH Medical Centre) have either been moved to a nearby hospital or returned home after the medical centre was ordered to suspend its inpatient services.

Hospital general manager G. T. Selvam said it only had seven elderly patients on its premises.

“Their children, who are living and working elsewhere, are actually making arrangements to move them elsewhere,” he said, adding that the other patients were relocated to Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital.

Appealing to the Health Ministry to rescind the order, Selvam said the management had hired a resident anaesthesiologist, obstetrician and gynaecologist and general surgeon.

“We only need to hire a resident radiologist, physician and paediatrician and should be able to comply soon. Partially closing the hospital will not help us,” he told The Star.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/11/24/Thirteen-moved-or-sent-home-Only-seven-remain-after-Negri-hospital-ordered-to-stop-taking-inpatient.aspx

Malaysian Insider

Health Ministry suspends in-patient services of Chinese Maternity Hospital – Bernama

November 22, 2013

The Health Ministry has issued an order to the Negeri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and Medical Centre (NSCMH) to suspend its in-patient services with immediate effect.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this was because the hospital was found to have committed 10 violations of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998.

“These violations encompass matters involving both in-patient and out-patient services. One such example is that NSCMH lacks full-time resident doctors in certain core disciplines, thus raising concerns about patient safety,” he said in a statement.

The statement dated yesterday (November 21) was faxed to Bernama today.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/health-ministry-suspends-n.s.-chinese-maternity-hospitals-in-patient-servic

Yesterday, the Health Minister, Datuk Seri  Dr S Subramaniam was reported by a Malay language daily that the two week closing order was made after the ministry had found the hospital to be prescribing out of date medications, along with not having sufficient in-house doctors for several disciplines.

Star

24 October 2013| last updated at 07:25PM

Private maternity hospital given 2 weeks to come up with action plan, not closure

Its president, Datuk Dr Nellie S.L. Tan-Wong said she had not received any orders from the ministry about the closure and had already given her response on the allegations that the hospital was prescribing expired medication to its patients.
Instead, she claimed the ministry had given them two weeks to come up with an action plan.
“Out of the 10 areas of concern which was outlined by the ministry, we have rectified eight of them. As for the expiry medication part, it took place due to inner sabotage involving certain individuals who were not satisfied with the hospital’s management.”
“We are still investigating into this issue and legal action would be taken on these individuals as they had marred the hospital’s reputation,” she said.

Star
19 October 2013| last updated at 12:48AM

‘Hospital won’t be closed’

SEREMBAN: THE Negri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital (NSCMH) Medical Centre has refuted claims by several Chinese dailies that the hospital would be shut down for failing to comply with the Private Healthcare Facility Act 1998.

Its president, Datuk Dr Nellie S.L. Tan-Wong, said the Health Ministry (MOH) had given the hospital a time frame to sort out its issues.

“Although the ministry has the power to close down the hospital, it has chosen not to as they respect the fact that this is a well-established charity non-profit hospital and they understand that we are facing problems related to resources,” she said yesterday.

“They have, however, outlined 10 areas of concern that we have to comply with. And out of that total, we have resolved nine and are in the midst of sorting out the last, that is, acquiring resident doctors for four disciplines.”

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2 Responses to Suspended: In-services of Negeri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and Medical Centre (NSCMH)

  1. lim says:

    Excellent reportage !! the hospital has broken many rules under current Management .I applaud the MOH for handling of the matter. The Management is also under MACC investigation as well for mishandling of donated funds…Its Chinese people who have duped the Chinese Community and donations …

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