Government shoring up three main areas of healthcare system

Saturday December 15, 2012


KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is shoring up three main areas of the national public healthcare system, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.


“We are building more facilities, providing better equipment and training higher quality human resources, as well as implementing a Quality Improvement and Risk Management System,” he said in his address at an “Evening with the Prime Minister” event organised by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) at a hotel here last night.


Najib called for a greater collaborative effort between the Health Ministry and private general practitioners to reduce the high number of non-communicable diseases (NCD) among Malaysians.


“The National Health and Morbidity Survey shows that an estimated 80% of patients with known hypertension and diabetes are regularly seeking treatment at the 985 public health clinics and 141 government hospitals.


“Perhaps this initiative can be viewed as an example of another Blue Ocean Strategy effort,” he added.


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