Patients too heavy for ambulance transfer are a problem in the Middle-East

The Fire and Rescue Department had to be called in to help transfer an overweight patient from the Banting Hospital to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang, reported Berita Harian. According to the daily, the 200kg patient, Norfaizah Mohamad Rashid, 31, had to be transferred because she was suffering from a serious lung problem. Five people, including firemen from the Putrajaya station, loaded the patient onto a five-tonne lorry because her weight made it impossible for her to be transported on a normal ambulance. 

FROM Malaysian The Star Online: Found in Translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium.

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