Khoo Teck Puat responds on injured foreign worker
Miss Nurul Narina Abdul Hakim Amir's heart went out to a foreign worker she saw at the Acute and Emergency (A&E) Care Centre of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) last Thursday (Mar 3).
He had suffered a broken left hand that was bleeding.
Yet he was not immediately attended to, she wrote on her Facebook wall that night.
The story she shared went viral within a day, and as picked up by online news portals, including citizen-journalism website Stomp.
“My mother had stomach flu. My brother, sister and I had brought her to the A&E. That was when I saw the man with his badly injured hand, wrapped in a blood-soaked handkerchief,” she said.
In their defence, a spokesman from KTPH said the patient in question had arrived at 8.14 pm on Thursday (March 3) with a hand injury he sustained at 5 pm.
By that time, his wound had stopped bleeding. She said a nurse cleaned and dressed his wound and he was seen by another nurse for further assessment.
He was triaged and classified as a priority level 3 patient (P3), someone with a minor emergency.
Although no specific time was given, the patient was seen by a senior consultant nine minutes after the triage.
Get the full story in our print edition (March 9).
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