Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pusrawi sacks missing doctor - Star

PETALING JAYA: Aug 14, 2008

Hospital Pusrawi has terminated the services of medical officer Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, the first doctor to have examined Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on June 26.

Pusrawi general manager, Wan Mahmood Wan Yaacob was asked to comment on the action on the said medical officer when he failed to turn up for work since Aug 1.

"According to labour laws, an officer's services is automatically terminated without notice when he is bound by contract and fails to turn up for work for five consecutive days," he told MStar Online on Thursday.

He added that the salary of the medical officer would not be paid because he failed to keep in touch with Pusrawi after he ended his leave on Aug 1.

It is learnt that he was supposed to return for work on Aug 1 after taking leave for three weeks.

He has since disappeared and efforts by the hospital to trace him have not been fruitful.

"We tried to locate him but failed, " Wan Mahmood said.

In his statutory declaration dated Aug 1, Dr Mohamed Osman @ Than Aung, reiterated that he stood by 'his findings'.

Last Friday, the police confirmed that they have started an investigation to verify on the validity of declaration.

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