KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) denied all allegations made by Facebook account holder, ‘Niki Abdul Kadir’, in regards to the viral treatment on a burn patient in the social media last 21 October 2017.
The false accusations had smeared the image of HKL as the Burn Treatment Centre in the country.
In 2016, HKL had treated over 150 burn cases.
Its Director, Datuk Dr. Zaininah Mohd Zain said, the paediatric burn unit patient meant in the insurance agent’s statement is a five-year old boy who was suffering10 percent burn from boiling water (ketupat) in an incident at his home on 21 September 2017, 3.00 p.m.
The patient was admitted to Az Zahrah Hospital and then, referred to HKL on the same day.
Upon arrival at HKL, he was given immediate treatment by the Burn Unit of Paediatric Institute. He was also referred to other units as the treatment of burn cases require more holistic and multidiscipline approaches for an optimum treatment.
The patient received proper treatments such as the cleaning and dressing of wound in the ward according to the fixed routine by specialists at the surgery room with anaesthetic.
The patient was also given scheduled pain-killers and other medications.
“Antibiotics were also given to avoid infections. It would be impossible for the patient not to feel pain from the trauma of burn. However, the treatment and pain-killers may reduce the pain as per our aspiration of a ‘Pain Free Hospital’, which has become the main priority of HKL.
“The Medical Specialist who treated the patient had also fixed a date for the patient to undergo ‘Superficial Skin Grafting’. However, the next-of-kin of the patient had decided to discharge the patient prior to the date for the procedure. The patient was then transferred for follow up treatment at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) as they prefer a more flexible visiting hour,” she said in a statement.
Dr. Zaininah added, according to the protocol of the Paediatric Institute Burn Unit, only parents / care-giver are allowed to visit the patient and only the mother or female caregiver are allowed to care for the patient in the ward.
Parents are also not allowed to be in the procedure room during the treatment as the protocol ensures the environment is always clean and to reduce infection rate of the patient.
She explained, the patient was discharged on 12 October 2017 and continued his treatment in SJMC after they agreed to receive the patient who was recovering and his wound cleaned upon discharge. – MalaysiaGazette