A video of a male patient in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) behaving aggressively towards a security guard recently went viral online.
The video, which was uploaded to SG Chinese Community's Facebook page and has over 31,000 views as of the time of writing.
The incident occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 2, according to the post's caption.
Here it is:
Shouting and pushing security guard
In the 20-second video, the security guard places both his hands on the patient's chest, trying to stop him.
But the patient continues to push forward and shout aggressively.
"This is not concern about you okay? I and the doctor okay? So? (sic)"
Towards the end of the video, another man intervenes the fight and successfully separates the two, although the patient still needed to be held back.
Patient was not supposed to eat
In response to the video, SGH released an official statement on its Facebook page on Sunday (Feb. 2).
The hospital explained that the patient had wanted to go to the food court to eat, but he wasn't supposed to as he was scheduled for a procedure that required him to fast.
A doctor had spotted him and tried to stop him from getting any food.
That was when the patient started to get agitated and security officers were called in to handle the situation.
"The hospital will not tolerate any form of abuse towards our staff who work hard to provide the care our patients need. They deserve consideration, respect and a safe environment to work in so that they can continue giving their best. We encourage patients and their loved ones to let us know if our service falls below expectation. We will not hesitate to take action against anyone abusing our staff."
You can read SGH's full statement here:
In the comment section of SGH's Facebook post, a number of people shared similar bad experiences in the hospital.
But SGH was quick to provide an explanation for their actions.
Top photos from SG Chinese Community/FB.