"We Should All Learn!" Malaysians Laud Doctor for Communicating in Sign Language with Patients

In Malaysia, where our cultural diversity is celebrated, the ability to understand and communicate in multiple languages is considered a norm.

However, amidst the cacophony of spoken dialects and languages, there exists a silent language that often goes unnoticed – Malaysian Sign Language (Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia or BIM). 

we should all learn! malaysians laud doctor for communicating in sign language with patientsPhoto via TikTok (@ikrammohdnoor91)

This language, though silent, holds immense significance, especially in bridging communication gaps for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Recently, a heartwarming story emerged on TikTok, shedding light on the profound impact of learning and using Malaysian Sign Language in everyday interactions. The protagonist of this story is none other than Dr Ikram, a dedicated medical practitioner whose compassionate approach to patient care transcends conventional boundaries.

In a touching video shared on his TikTok page, @ikrammohdnoor91, Dr Ikram showcased his proficiency in Malaysian Sign Language while conversing with a patient. The clip captured a moment of genuine connection, where words were unnecessary, and understanding transcended verbal communication. 

The response to Dr Ikram's video was nothing short of heartwarming. Malaysians from all walks of life flooded the comments section with words of praise and gratitude. They commended Dr Ikram for his dedication to ensuring that no patient is left behind, regardless of their communication needs.

"What a beautiful gesture," wrote one user, echoing the sentiments of many. "Dr Ikram is setting an example for all of us to follow."

Others expressed their hope that Dr Ikram's compassionate approach would inspire more medical professionals to learn Malaysian Sign Language. 

They emphasised the importance of inclusivity in healthcare and the transformative impact that even a basic understanding of sign language could have on patient care.

"Learning sign language is not just about communication; it's about building bridges and fostering understanding," commented another user. "Dr Ikram's actions remind us that empathy knows no bounds."

@ikrammohdnoor91 Kisah minggu lepas, suami isteri deaf bawa anak (normal) berkhatan di klinik. . Dr Ikram Mohd Noor, Klinik Ziad Azhari. . #doktorbahasaisyarat #bahasaisyaratmalaysia #komunitideaf #klinikziadazhari ♬ original sound - Ikram Mohd Noor

Dr Ikram's story serves as a poignant reminder of the profound impact that small acts of kindness and understanding can have on the lives of others! 

As Malaysians, let us heed his example and strive to create a more inclusive society, one where every voice is heard and every individual is valued.