Canteen At The Sultan Ismail Hospital Closed For 2 Weeks After Photo Of A Rat Goes Viral

It is not clear when the photo was taken.

Cover image via NSTP

The canteen of Sultan Ismail Hospital (SIH) in Johor Bahru has been ordered to be closed for two weeks since Monday, 4 February

The decision was taken after an examination by the health authorities found that the operators have failed to comply with standards under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983.

"An order to close the SIH canteen was issued to enable thorough cleaning to be carried out," Johor Health Department director Dr Selahuddeen Abd Aziz told Bernama.

"The canteen will be allowed to reopen only when hygiene standards and the stipulated conditions are met."
Dr Selahuddeen

The JB district health officials inspected the SIH canteen after a photo showing rat on the premises went viral on social media

Image via NSTP

However, it is not clear when the photo was taken.

Dr Selahuddeen has urged people to contact the nearest JHD or district health office if they have complaints on such matters

He added that the Johor Health Department (JHD) and the Sultan Ismail Hospital (SIH) take food hygiene and safety issues seriously, reported Bernama.

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