Doctor who took selfie with patient in labour identified


JOHOR BARU - The doctor who courted controversy by taking a "selfie" while attending to a patient in labour has been identified.

The patient's private parts were clearly visible in the photo, which has since gone viral.

"Such actions by a doctor is unacceptable and we will get to the bottom of this as soon as possible," said Johor Health and Environment committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat.

The photo was taken several days ago by an unknown person while the doctor was attending to the patient.

Ayub warned medical personnel not to misuse technology, especially during work.

He stressed that the department did not condone such actions, especially when it involved the dignity of patients.

"This is the first time such a case has been reported in Johor," he said.

In the photo, the doctor, wearing a face mask, even flashed a peace sign to the camera.

The doctor, believed to be in her 20s, came under fire when netizens lambasted her for disrespecting the patient's privacy.

Some users also urged others to stop circulating the picture as it brought embarrassment to the patient involved.

It is learnt that the doctor has been serving as a medical officer in the hospital near Taman Mount Austin here for the past three years.

Previously, there were complaints of nurses using their mobile phones during working hours at Hospital Temenggong Seri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim in Kulaijaya.