September 12, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR – Health Minister, Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad told that the independent inquiry body that was set up earlier to probe into the alleged sexual misconduct by a head of department (HOD) in a hospital in Klang Valley has completed their investigation.
“They have presented their findings to me and also to the deputy women, family and community development minister (KPWKM), Hannah Yeoh and to the top management of Health Ministry (KKM).
“The findings revealed that there are enough grounds for KKM to proceed with further action against the said HOD,” he said in his press release on Monday.
The inquiry body comprising members from both KKM and KPWKM, had made the following recommendations:
1. A report to be lodged to the Malaysian Medical Council (MPM) to investigate the said HOD for professional misconduct based on the provisions provided under the Medical Act 1971, and
2. KKM to take the necessary action to suspend the said HOD to facilitate further investigations by relevant authorities.
This suspension is in line with Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993.
Meanwhile, the rumours about transfers of doctors and specialists, Dr. Dzulkefly told that his ministry would clarify it with their further official statements.