Miri Hospital installs CCTV cameras

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MIRI:  Miri Hospital has installed 24 CCTV surveillance cameras for the safety of its visitors and patients.

The RM40,000 project which is 86 percent completed, is an initiative by the Miri Hospital Visitors Board. 

According to the chairman of the Visitors Board, Cr Karambir Singh, the installation consists of three phases and is expected to be fully completed next week.

“The money for the installation was contributed by generous members of the public and the fund raising for phases four and five is ongoing,” he said on Saturday when met when checking on the installation of the CCTV cameras at the Miri Hospital.

Also present were the Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong and treasurer of the Visitors Board, Iqbal Abdollah.

Karambir (centre) with Dr Wong (left) and Iqbal during a briefing session for the local media on the project.

Karambir pointed out that the installation of the CCTV cameras in the hospital areas including the entrances/exits was in compliance with the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) accreditation requirement.

“This surveillance system allows us to record images for a period of 60 days with high image resolution. It can capture good quality eight-megapixel images,” he explained.

Meanwhile, for phases four and five, the installations will cost at about RM30,000.

“The fund-raising campaign to install CCTVs around this facility is ongoing until we have sufficient fund to complete the project,” he said.

“With this in mind, we thus appeal for the kind support of the public to keep on contributing to the improvement of our hospital environment,” he added.

Phase One CCTV cameras will cover the main entrance/exit and also the exit near the drive-through pharmacy.

The placement of the CCTV cameras at these locations serves to monitor the exit from the hospital with hope of deterring and reducing the cases of car thefts from inside the hospital compound.

Phase Two CCTV cameras will be located at the entrance and exit at Level 1 of the hospital. They will also cover the labour wards, special care nursery (SCN), OT Theatre and ICU ward. This is to comply with MSQH accreditation requirements to safeguard mothers and children undergoing treatment in this facility.

Phase Three covers parts of the ground floor corridor.

Dr Wong (centre), flanked by Karambir (left) and Iqbal (right), visiting the temporary common centre of the surveillance system at the Miri Hospital.

Karambir said that they were seeking funds to implement Phase 4 that would cover the public car parks at the hospital.

The account number of the Ahli Lembaga Pelawat Hospital Miri is CIMB Bank, Account Number 8005186014.

Members of the public can contact Karambir at 0168785500, Iqbal at 0198416185, secretary of the Visitors Board, Kho Yok Chong at 0198144633 or deputy chairman, Connie Tang Tung Ming at 0109316589 for more details on the Miri Hospital.

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