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07 September 2011

Aku dan Ambulans

Sepanjang bekerja sebagai doktor di hospital kerajaan,
aku dah beberapa kali kena menemani pesakit dalam ambulans.
Risikonya sangat2 tinggi.
Aku juga tiada perlindungan insurans.
Kalau accident dan mati semasa dalam ambulans,
aku cuma kira dapat pahala aje.
Takda langsung bayaran gantirugi.
Rasanya sekarang pun sama juga.
Kalau mati kat Somalia ada perlindungan insurans ratusan ribu ringgit
tetapi doktor2 kerajaan masih tiada dilindungi sebarang insurans nyawa atau kemalangan.
Masa aku jadi HO di Muar dulu,
ada passive call ataupun 3rd call.
Boleh claim 20 ringgit kalau kena panggil bertugas.
Kalau ada kes2 serius seperti pecah kepala, putus jari dan perlu CT Scan urgent,
aku akan dipanggil untuk menghantar pesakit ke JB, Melaka dan kadang2 Kuala Lumpur.
Sepanjang 4 bulan di wad pembedahan,
aku kena ke JB 3 kali untuk kes pecah kepala/ Intracranial Bleed.
Kes2 begini sememangnya tak stabil.
Pesakit2 selalunya restless, muntah2 dan kadang2 boleh berhenti bernafas.
Risikonya sangat tinggi kerana waktunya sama ada tengah malam ataupun awal pagi.
Kalau driver ambulans kepenatan dan tertidur, memang nahaslah.
Jalan gelap, bawak laju, takda tali pinggang keledar, takda airbag, takda ABS,
jadi kalau terbabas memang sure parah punya.
Tapi alhamdulilahlah,
untuk ketiga2 kes, aku selamat sampai pergi dan balik.

Panel to probe fatal crashes of ambulances


BENTONG: A special committee has been set up to investigate factors leading to a series of accidents involving ambulances that led to four deaths, including that of a nurse.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the committee chaired by its director-general would look into the current standard operating procedure (SOP) as well as the speed limit, vehicle structure, drivers’ training and etiquette programme for ambulances.

“An ambulance is supposed to be a safe vehicle because it is equipped with sirens and the drivers are trained to drive in emergency situations.

“I am unhappy with the recent accidents involving our ambulances,” he said at a Hari Raya gathering here yesterday.

He said one of the existing SOPs was not to allow family members of the patient to travel in an ambulance, adding that only a nurse, medical assistant or a doctor could do so.

“The committee is investigating two cases in which family members travelled with the patients in the ambulance. We will check if there has been a breach of SOP,” Liow said.

He said ambulance drivers involved in the accidents between Aug 15 and Sept 5 had been suspended pending investigation and promised stern action if they were found guilty of wrongdoing.

Liow said although there was no speed limit for ambulances, there were suggestions to impose a certain limit due to safety concerns, but without compromising the patient’s condition.

“The speed limit may depend on the vehicle and the equipment it carries. We view the accidents seriously and will take the necessary steps to avoid any recurrence,” he added.

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