Padang, West Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Major earthquake and tsunami issue predicted to destroy West Sumatra province on Sunday morning, forced many patients in some hospitals in Padang to go home although they have yet to complete their medical treatment.
Tens of patients in several general hospitals in the city asked permission from doctor-on-duty to return home earlier due to the issue, information obtained here on Sunday said.
Rita, a staff member of a private-owned hospital confirmed about the patients` request for going home.
The patients have many reasons to go home earlier for fear of the quake and tsunami issue, Rita said, adding that the patients raised the hope from Saturday until Sunday (Dec 22-23).
Only patients with doctor`s permission could go home soon, she added.