Malaysian student diagnosed with 'chicken chop' on MC

A clinic in Malaysia has diagnosed a student as suffering from "chicken chop" in a blunder that has caused much amusement and embarassment. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
A clinic in Malaysia has diagnosed a student as suffering from "chicken chop" in a blunder that has caused much amusement and embarassment. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A clinic in Malaysia has diagnosed a student as suffering from "chicken chop" in a blunder that has caused much amusement and embarassment.

A medical certificate issued by the clinic in Sungai Buloh had the words "chicken chop" written in the diagnosis section, instead of "chicken pox".

The MC, which also showed the student getting five days of medical leave, was signed by a doctor.

However, it is understood that the error was not made by the doctor, but by a clinic staff who filled in the MC slip.

The error has caused much amusement. An image of the MC has been widely circulated via WhatsApp.

An employee at the clinic reportedly told a local news portal that it was an "inadvertent error".

"We would like to apologise profusely for the mistake and would like to move on from here," she told the portal, adding that the clinic had been inundated with calls since the image of the MC was circulated.