Najib: Quality healthcare not just an empty promise

Prime Minister Najib Razak says Malaysia’s healthcare is of top quality as the government’s pledges have been successfully implemented.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Najib Razak today gave the assurance that the government’s commitment to providing quality healthcare was not just an empty promise.

He said the International Medical Tourism journal had recognised Malaysia as a health and medical tourism destination for three consecutive years since 2015.

The International Living magazine meanwhile had recognised Malaysia as one of the top five countries worldwide in the field of healthcare, he said.

“This is because the pledges made by the government were successfully implemented.

“In the Barisan Nasional (BN) manifesto for the 14th general election (GE14), we ensure that healthcare and lifestyle are among the 14 main thrusts for the government in the next five years,” he said here today.

He said under this pledge, the government would continue to improve and provide quality and accessible healthcare.

In the 2018 budget, he said, the government had allocated RM27 billion to the health ministry – an increase from RM26 billion in the 2017 budget.

He said a huge allocation was necessary to achieve the ratio of one doctor to 400 residents by 2030.

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