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    Patients’ safety comes first

    It is imperative that those involved in healthcare, especially in dealing with medication, refrain from perpetuating the finger-pointing culture when a medication error occurs. Instead, there is a need for ethical behaviour and moral values in all healthcare professionals to pave the way for a proactive approach to fostering a “patient safety first” mentality.

    This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a speech on Thursday to mark World Patient Safety Day at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

    “Given that medication error is one of the primary causes of preventable deaths, a better solution is urgently needed to prevent mortality and morbidity,” he said.

    More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin

     

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