Original article by The Star, Friday, 29 Oct 2021
NEVER let your fear of being sued stop you from helping someone dying from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
“Do not worry about the legal liabilities. As long as we act in good faith to save someone’s life and have preserved the victim’s modesty, we are clear,” said Datuk Dr Mahathar Abdul Wahab, senior consultant in Emergency Medicine and head of the Health Ministry’s National Emergency Medicine Services division.
Dr Mahathar noted that immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) could double or even triple the chances of survival for someone struck down with SCA.
“If you know CPR, then please do it! If you are trained but a bit rusty, do it anyway in good faith.
“Bravely do your part in an emergency and do not back away for fear of legal issues or lack of confidence.”
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