Health DG: Hospital cleaners' complaints an internal issue, says Health DG

Published on 4 Jun 2020 9:17:14 PM

The issue of a workers’ union complaining that hospital cleaners were not given personal protective equipment (PPE) by its employer for cleaning hospitals that treat Covid-19 patients does not involve the Health Ministry, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said that on Thursday, adding that it involved the concessionaire and it is an issue between the company and their workers and the union should engage with the company rather than the ministry.

Dr Noor Hisham stressed however that his ministry is monitoring the issue and will advise the company to take drastic action to solve the issue as soon as possible, adding that the ministry could only take action against the concessionaire if there is disruption in services.