Vandalism cause of elevator damage at Pujut PKRC

Food packs for patients at the PKRC
Medical staff carrying food packs using the emergency stairway.

MIRI: The damage to the elevator at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Pujut was due to vandalism, clarified the Miri Hospital Management.

The Pujut PKRC building is a six-storey building equipped with new lift facilities and has a Fire Certificate (FC) issued by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba).

“As the incident took place during lunch time on Sept 18, health workers had to go up the stairs to distribute food to patients and this had also led to a delay in discharging patients as there were only four staff on duty each shift.

“Two police reports were lodged by Miri Hospital staff and the facility owner for further action.”

Meanwhile, the hospital expressed its appreciation to the management of the facility for restoring elevator service in a short time.

The incident occurred at 11.45am and the management immediately acted to do repairs at noon, hence, the elevator was successfully restored within six hours and resumed operations at 6.40pm on the same day.

“Following the repairs, no safety issues arose as raised in the news reported by See Hua Daily New newspaper dated Sept 21.

“The hospital is always committed and emphasises patient safety. Therefore, we request the cooperation of the public to always abide by the rules and maintain public facilities for the benefit of all parties.

“Damage due to vandalism not only disrupts the work process of health workers but also makes it difficult for other patients.”