KUALA LUMPUR - Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur has refuted a message that has been circulating via email and SMS claiming that a poisonous perfume sample caused the death of seven women upon inhalation and exposure in the hospital.
The message was sent by a person who claimed to be an employee of Gleneagles Hospital Limited, on behalf of the hospital, in order to warn the public as these seven women were supposedly admitted and treated there.
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Public Relations and Communications manager Adeline Abdul Ghani said on Friday that the email was a hoax and did not originate from the Hospital from any of its employees, current or otherwise.
"We understand the panic and mystification that this email has caused and the public's need to seek verification and consolation from a reliable medical institution such as ours.
Thus, we would like to highlight that we have never admitted or treated such patients and have never been aware of such incidences," she said in a statement.
"We would also like to categorically state in addition, we declare that no one was ever at any time commissioned or authorised by the Hospital to deliver and circulate such warnings," she added.
Adeline also pointed out that the registered company name is Gleneagles Hospital (Kuala Lumpur) Sdn Bhd and it was never at any point known as Gleneagles Hospital Limited as claimed in the email.
"This email hoax first surfaced eleven years ago, and we will post a statement on the GKL website and Facebook to clarify and inform members of the public that the contents of the email were a hoax," Adeline said.
"We sincerely hope that all members of the public who had read this email and our clarification will inform everyone around them that this is a hoax and urge everyone to ignore and delete such emails in the future," she added.