M'sia ambulance driver wanted $100 to take unconscious woman to hospital

An ambulance driver of a public hospital in Malaysia allegedly demanded RM250 (S$100) from a family to take their unconscious mother to hospital.

Audio recordings supposedly of the incident have been circulating on social media.

The family had made an emergency call on Aug 31 after their mother fell and became unconscious.

When the ambulance arrived, the driver demanded payment to send the woman to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

The family was surprised by the demand and chose to take her there in a car instead.

'Not expensive at all'

A family member later sought an explanation from the ambulance driver at the hospital.

The reply was shocking. The man said he was just an ambulance driver and the money was not for him alone.

"I have to divide it with four others and that means RM50 per person, which is not expensive at all," the driver was heard as saying in the recordings.

A hospital spokesman said the hospital management was aware of the recording and would issue a statement after a probe is carried out.

Source: The Star