Emergency meeting to discuss Malaysia hospital's rat problem

Emergency meeting to discuss Malaysia hospital's rat problem
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KOTA BARU - The USM board of governors is calling for an emergency meeting at the Universiti Sains Malaysia campus hospital (HUSM) to look into the severity of the rat infestation there.

Board chairman Tan Sri Dr Zulkefli A. Hassan said the meeting would be held tomorrow and the hospital director had been told to be ready.

"We also want to know what remedial measures have been taken by the hospital management. The meeting is to deliberate on the infestation problem and to find an effective solution as soon as possible,'' he said.

The Star had exposed the serious rat and mice infestation problem in the hospital, with the suspended ceilings among the infested areas.

It is learnt that sewer rats from an adjacent business centre had also "migrated" to the hospital through sewer tunnels. The infestation is said to have gone on for about 10 years.

The Health Ministry has ordered the Kelantan Health Department to investigate the rat infestation at HUSM immediately.

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