Hospital apologises over woman being denied entry for wearing shorts (23.6.15)

Sungai Buloh Hospital has apologised for a woman being allegedly denied entry for wearing shorts.(Picture: The Star)

Sungai Buloh Hospital has apologised for a woman being allegedly denied entry for wearing shorts.(Picture: The Star)

PETALING JAYA: The Sungai Buloh Hospital has apologised over the incident of a woman who was allegedly barred from entering the compound because she was wearing shorts.

Hospital director Dr Khalid Ibrahim said it is neither the Health Ministry nor hospital’s policy to stop anybody from going into the hospital based on their attire.

“We apologise for the incident. It shouldn’t have happened. We do not bar any visitors from entering the hospital because of what they are wearing.

“However, we encourage the public to dress decently when visiting patients,” he told The Star when contacted on Tuesday.

Dr Khalid said there may have been some “miscommunication” involving the hospital guard, who allegedly barred the woman from entering the hospital.

“We have lodged a complaint with the security guard company about the guard in question,” he said.

Dr Khalid said after the guard stopped the woman from coming inside, she managed to get a towel to cover her legs.

Pictures of the woman donning on a towel around her waist in order to enter the hospital have gone viral on social media.

The woman was reportedly stopped by security at Sungai Buloh hospital visitor’s gate on June 16 for wearing shorts.

The woman’s father then borrowed a patient’s towel from one of the hospital wards and brought it back outside for the woman to wrap around herself.

The woman was allowed into the compound only after covering her knees with the borrowed towel.

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