Serdang Hospital doctors are unsung heroes

SHAH ALAM: While most of us only hear about medical surgery successes in hospitals, few are aware of the 'architects' behind such feats.

Realising the need to celebrate these 'unsung heroes', a WhatsApp group of passionate individuals calling itself, 'Safety 1st Group', honoured the paediatric cardiology unit of Selangor's Serdang Hospital today.

The 'unsung heroes' comprise consultant paediatric cardiologist Dr Koh Ghee Tiong; paediatric cardiologists Dr Mohd Amin Itam and Dr Norliza Ali; cardiac anaesthetist Dr Aizatul Isla Abdul Latib, as well as consultant cardiothoracic and congenital heart surgeon Datuk Dr Hamdan Leman.

Feted to a sumptuous lunch at Kelab Shah Alam Selangor here, they were lauded for being part of a team which had successfully performed a two-hour hybrid procedure on a 6.4kg Malay baby boy at the Serdang Hospital on Jan 10.

In his speech, Dr Hamdan said his team was overwhelmed by the appreciation shown by the WhatsApp group which comprises medical specialists, surgeons, police officers, scientists and lecturers nationwide.

"We are not used to this kind of appreciation because we are just doing our daily job.

"On behalf of my team, I would like to sincerely thank all of you here today," he said to thunderous applause by 30 members of the group who were present at the event. — Bernama