SHAH ALAM, 15 Nov: The Minister of Health, Datuk Dr S.Subramaniam, has been asked to provide an explanation regarding the Serdang Hospital ceiling, which has collapsed twice in two months.
The Member of Parliament for Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, said that Subramaniam needs to provide a reasonable explanation and not a ‘recycled’ guarantee, as done by the former minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
“I would like to ask, what investigation or directive has he carried out after the ceiling collapsed for the third time recently?” she said in a press statement today.
Nie Ching said that the Serdang Hospital, which was built at a cost of RM690 million, recently reported a ceiling collapse on 30 September.
The hospital began operations since December 2005, and in a period of eight years, the ceiling has collapsed four times.
Subramaniam, in a press conference on 16 October, said that the Public Works Department (JKR) will conduct a thorough inspection of the Serdang Hospital building structure to ensure that the safety of the building is guaranteed.
“However, a month after he gave the assurance, the ceiling of the Serdang Hospital experienced its fourth collapse last night.
“Did he just make an empty promise, or is he not serious and firm in carrying out his duties to make detailed inspections and carry out necessary maintenance work?
“If he cannot provide a satisfactory explanation, I will bring up the motion to cut his salary during the Parliamentary session later,” she said.