1. Hospital Fatimah would like to inform the public that the writer and publisher of an article alleging that our hospital is a party to a suit in Ipoh High Court relating to the transfusion of HIV-infected blood to a patient have issued an apology. The apology was published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, which expressed regrets over the factual error and inaccuracy of its contents.
2. Whilst reserving its rights to seek legal redress, including damages and other reliefs, the Board of Directors and Management of Hospital Fatimah would like to reassure the public and our patients that Hospital Fatimah is, at all times, committed to upholding the highest of standards in the running and management of the hospital.
3. Hospital Fatimah reiterates that we have always practised the highest safety standards in the procedures of processing, screening and testing of blood before they are transfused.
4. As a matter of fact, the patient referred to in the article was admitted into Hospital Fatimah on Friday, May 22, 2005. The relevant health authority confirmed that our Hospital’s blood donor was HIV negative.
5. For easy reference, the full text of the apology by Perak Today, dated December 2, 2015, is reproduced below.
Dr Lim Chie Kean
Chief Executive Officer
Hospital Fatimah, Ipoh.