The Negeri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital and Medical Centre (NSCMH)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 October 2013| last updated at 07:25PM
Private maternity hospital given 2 weeks to come up with action plan, not closure
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.”