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Bukit Kuda clinic’s policy burdens senior citizen

July 18, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Alfonso Makarere, via e-mail

Recently I helped send my neighbour who is a warga emas and suffers from high blood pressure to the Bukit Kuda Klinik Kesihatan in Klang.

This man lives alone and the clinic had been asking the him to travel every fortnight to collect his medication, citing no stock for the medicine.

This has been going on a few years now. Where does the allocation by the Ministry go to? Is it into the pockets of the Health Minister and the Pengarah Klinik Kesihatan Bukit Kuda?

How would the frail patient travel by himself every two weeks for three months before his next appointment?

If he takes a taxi (at a fixed rate of RM15 for each trip), it means RM30, excluding waiting time.

Imagine the patient having to travel 12 times, meaning RM15x12 = RM180 excluding the waiting period which could cost another RM60. The total to comes to RM250 for 3 months.

I appeal to the PM to pay this patient all the cost because of the stupid policies of the Pengarah Klinik Bukit Kuda.

If there is no action taken, then I will ask all patients of this racist and corrupted Klinik to call for a press conference and highlight the matter in alternative and international media.

If the government does not act in matters such as this, it will lose more votes at the ballot box. Please take action as soon as possible. Shame on the Malaysian Health Care System.


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