No cover-up in case involving senior doctor, says Dzulkefly

Dzulkefly Ahmad assures there will be no cover-up in the case involving a senior doctor accused of harassing his juniors. (Bernama pic)

GEORGE TOWN: The Ministry of Health has rejected a claim that there could be a possible cover-up over allegations of sexual harassment involving a department head at a hospital.

“I have no information (on the cover up). But we are all working together to investigate this,” Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said today, when asked about a claim by Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

He said a special body formed to investigate the case would meet this week, adding that his ministry was committed to get to the bottom of the issue.

An independent inquiry body was formed comprising representatives from the health ministry, as well as the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, and other related agencies.

Yeoh reportedly said complaints were lodged against the department head but no action was taken.

It was reported recently that a senior orthopaedics doctor had sexually harassed several trainee doctors.

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