Why is the government attempting to curb private healthcare costs when there is supposed to be a readily available and more affordable public healthcare system? Shouldn’t the government focus on improving the public healthcare system, making it an automatic price check on private healthcare? After all, why would someone pay RM30,000 for a heart bypass if they could get quality care for minimal cost at a public hospital?
“Schools should check students’ temperature”
PETALING JAYA, 23 June 2009: School staff should check the temperatures of students every day before class to help prevent the spread of Influenza A(H1N1), said Gerakan’s public health and social development central bureau head Datuk Dr Ng Keong Chye. Checking temperatures daily would allow school staff to identify sick children and send them to […]
Doctors: No political will to eradicate dengueBy Gan Pei Ling
PETALING JAYA, 12 June 2009: Don’t blame private doctors for the dengue epidemic, the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Associations Malaysia said today. Its medical affairs committee representative Dr Ng Swee Choon said the disease continued to plague Malaysians because the authorities lacked the political will to enforce eradication measures. (Pic by enimal / sxc.hu) […]