[The Star] Lobby ceiling of Serdang Hospital collapses, no one hurt
~ By STEVEN DANIEL
SERDANG: The ceiling of Serdang Hospital's main lobby collapsed early Sunday but no one was injured by the falling debris.
It is learnt that the incident occurred at 12.10am near the hospital's main entrance-cum-waiting area.
A guard, who declined to be named, said it was fortunate the collapse occured well beyond visiting hours when no one was in the area.
"I was shocked when I heard a crashing sound, only to see after the dust had cleared that the ceiling had collapsed.
"Fortunately, no one was there when it happened," he said, adding that the hospital security control room was just metres away from the spot.
It is learnt that the ceiling collapse was the first of its kind since the hospital began operations in December 2005.
Meanwhile, hospital authoroties cordoned off the area after an inspection by the Public Works Department, fearing the structure's stability.
Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching also visited the scene at noon and promised to look into the matter.
Serdang Hospital, which commenced operations on Dec 15, 2005, was built to serve the roughly 570,000 population of Serdang, Putrajaya, Kajang and Bangi.
The hospital cost RM690mil to construct and is one of the e-hospital networks envisioned by the Government.
Source: The Star