Bullying also happening in Sarawak hospitals, Satok rep says

19/5/2022 4:05:00 PM

Bullying also happening in Sarawak hospitals, Satok rep says

Ibrahim Baki, Sarawak

Bullying also happening in Sarawak hospitals, Satok rep says

KUCHING, May 19 — Satok assemblyman Datuk Ibrahim Baki today alleged that the bullying of housemen was also happening in public hospitals in Sarawak and was not restricted to...

By Sulok TawieThursday, 19 May 2022 8:37 PM MYTKUCHING, May 19 — Satok assemblyman Datuk Ibrahim Baki today alleged that the bullying of housemen was also happening in public hospitals in Sarawak and was not restricted to Peninsular Malaysia.“We have to admit the fact that this is an open secret amongst fresh medical graduates, nurses and their parents,” he said during the debate on Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud’s address at the opening of the State Assembly.

“Bullying house officers in the public hospitals has become so toxic and disgusting that we should not pretend that it doesn’t exist or, worse still, sweep the issue under the carpet,” said Ibrahim, who is Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state assembly chief whip.

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By Sulok Tawie Thursday, 19 May 2022 8:37 PM MYT KUCHING, May 19 — Satok assemblyman Datuk Ibrahim Baki today alleged that the bullying of housemen was also happening in public hospitals in Sarawak and was not restricted to Peninsular Malaysia. “We have to admit the fact that this is an open secret amongst fresh medical graduates, nurses and their parents,” he said during the debate on Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud’s address at the opening of the State Assembly. "When the upcoming Sri Aman Hospital II is fully operational, an additional three specialities will be included, namely general surgery, orthopaedics and anaesthesiology," he told Dayang Noorazah Awang Sohor (GPS-Lingga) during question time in the Sarawak Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (May 18). “Bullying house officers in the public hospitals has become so toxic and disgusting that we should not pretend that it doesn’t exist or, worse still, sweep the issue under the carpet,” said Ibrahim, who is Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state assembly chief whip. “We must look at our Federal Constitution. He said he has heard of cases in which fresh medical graduates suffered emotionally and mentally, to the extent that some of them even have to be referred to psychiatrists. "The machines are sufficient to cater to the total number of dialysis patients in Sri Aman, including those from Lingga," he said. He added some of these bright young medical graduates were potentially future specialists who could contribute greatly to our state. "The amendments would empower the State Planning Authority to approve sites, both on land and offshore, to be used for carbon storage.

“However, due to a bullying culture that they can no longer stand, some have to quit the profession,” he said, adding that harsh and inhumane ill-treatment of junior doctors doing housemanship in state hospital should be avoided at all costs. During a site visit last Dec 15, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the long-awaited new hospital would serve as the main hub of health services in the Sri Aman division once operational. He said the right of the state assembly and Parliament to legislate matters in this country are provided for in the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution with the State List, Federal List and Concurrent List. “A houseman’s death in Penang has raised questions regarding the toxic work environment faced by the trainee doctors in public hospitals, including in Sarawak,” he said, adding that to subject the house officers to such bullying is not the right thing to do. Ibrahim said senior doctors or specialists should not treat fresh graduates just starting out as slaves and “punching bags”.06 beds for every 1,000 residents by 2025. He suggested for a proper guideline on the supervision of fresh medical graduates or house officers should be formulated by the Ministry of Health. “I have no objection to the state government trying to secure extra revenue, but we are bound by the Federal Constitution, and any law that is contrary to the Federal Constitution will be deemed invalid. “Senior doctors and specialists should be given proper professional training on how to supervise house officers with the sole aim as to make them competent doctors. Sharifah Hasidah said Sarawak had the biggest carbon storage capacity in Malaysia, estimated at 30 trillion cubic feet offshore.

“They should treat fresh medical graduates with decorum, civility and respect. Junior doctors should be treated as equals by seniors as normally practised in the United Kingdom or Australia and other developed countries,” he said. “Why should we pass a law that could be challenged in court as being unconstitutional?” “No matter how you want to stretch the definition of land, I don’t think that it would extend upwards of 1,000 feet or 2,000 feet and 3,000 feet,” he said. He said junior doctors should be treated as colleagues, not as lowly beings who they can abuse and bully. He suggested that the Ministry of Health should stipulate the maximum number of hours for fresh medical graduates. “I would like to suggest the ministry establish a supervisory or Inspectorate committee that will visit the hospitals and listen to feedback from the housemen of whatever experiences they encountered during housemanship so that whatever problems arise can be nipped at the bud,” he said. Sharifah Hasidah said this would give the state government control of the airspace and any matters within the airspace, such as spectrum.

Ibrahim said every public hospital in Sarawak should establish a unit to help medical officers deal with emotional, and mental health problems and depression. Advertisement .