Only when managed care organisations and third party administrators are regulated will some form of fairness be restored for individual GPs.
A campaigner fears the rise of a two-tier system where only the rich can afford good healthcare because of the conflict of interests arising from the government's involvement in private healthcare.
The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says presently, the main revenue of GPs comes from the sale of medicine to patients.
Malaysian Medical Association says doctors in shoplot clinics are charging fees decided 27 years ago while doctors in hospitals are charging 2013 fees.
More than 800 private doctors attend heated 4-hour town hall session with Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad over stagnant consultation charges.
Some private clinics to be closed on Tuesday, when the health minister holds a townhall meeting with private doctors.
Grateful for the aid they have received, the 30-member medical team is operating a free weekly clinic at Masjid Jamek in Kampung Likas.
Although health ministry denies such claims, a psychiatrist says doctors themselves are getting hooked to drugs such as ice and opioids to cope with long working hours.
Patients shown their ultrasound scan results to visualise their level of silent atherosclerosis have displayed reduced cardiovascular risks one year later.
Experts predict in the future 5G will allow surgeons to control a robot arm to carry out operations in remote locations that lack specialist doctors.
The bus, set up by the Hesse state medical association, makes weekly stops in six western Germany villages.
The topic is a heated one in the United States, where 5% of children aged two to 17 took prescription drugs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2016.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to use the Africa summit to offer a generous new round of aid and loans to the continent.
They agree that many students are reluctant to be posted at rural hospitals because they do not want to leave their comfort zones.
He says specific legislation is needed to properly address the pressing issue.
It's against the ethics of the medical profession.
Muslim doctors who follow Quranic principles in handling the LGBT community are often seen as bigots or as spreading hatred even if this is done with the intention of giving advice to the public.
The victim's husband says the intention of his suit is to send a message to hospitals and doctors that every life in their hands deserves their unstinting professionalism.
Nearly 80% of respondents say they have been bullied, with 71% saying their experiences would constitute 'symptomatic bullying'.
Plans are under way for eight more hospitals to train housemen in the next two years.
Childbirth remains a leading cause of death for women of reproductive age in Nepal.
Black patients are more likely to distrust statins' efficacy and the doctors who prescribe them than white patients are.
More posts for housemen will allow new doctors to be placed more quickly, says MMA chief Ravindran Naidu.
Dzulkefly Ahmad says no new degree programmes, no increase in medical student intake, and more training slots for graduates.