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MMA statement on emergency care misconstrued

September 6, 2017

Its statement on how the emergency care unit administers patients didn't accuse any hospital.

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mma-1From Dr Ravindran Naidu

It has been brought to our attention that the press statement made by the president of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), which was uploaded on the Free Malaysia Today news portal on Sept 1, 2017, had been regretfully misconstrued by a certain group of people as to the original contents of the statement.

The statement on “No hospital should turn away emergency cases” was made in response to a general question on how the emergency care unit usually administers patients in all hospitals.

The MMA would like to reiterate that at no time was this statement accusatory in nature, neither linked to any event at any hospital, whether government or private, Malaysia-based or overseas.

MMA has always been a staunch believer in standing up for all doctors, (private and government) and has responded to any queries raised by the public with regards to healthcare issues.

MMA would also like to reaffirm our deep belief and commitment to the healthcare of this nation.

MMA has always maintained the highest respect and close collaboration with both the government and private sectors in striving for better healthcare for all over the last 50 years.

Dr Ravindran Naidu is president of the Malaysian Medical Association.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of FMT.

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