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.
Health minister says the move will indirectly reduce waiting time at government hospitals.
MMA president Dr Mohamed Namazie Ibrahim says this will allow the government to come up with proper financing and also allow both parties to agree on charges for the use of private hospital facilities.
Finance minister stresses that the money will go directly to the patient.
Klang MP wants government to “force” a reduction in price of some costly drugs and to provide money to this fund to help low-income earners fight cancer.
The Malaysian Medical Association says healthcare professionals are becoming increasingly subject to abuse.
A healthcare provider responds to a proposal by a former government health official for private hospitals to help tackle overcrowding at government hospitals.
They agree that many students are reluctant to be posted at rural hospitals because they do not want to leave their comfort zones.
Dr Azman Abu Bakar says it is not true that the fate of housemen lies in the hands of specialists and medical officers alone.
Most cost breakdowns of cleaning contracts do not include the provision of paid annual and medical leave.
The National Hospital Survey said 96% of Venezuela's hospitals fail to feed their patients adequately, or do not feed them at all.
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'.
150-bed hospital will offer nine specialist services as well as emergency and general medicine.
The Malaysian Medical Association says if the allegations are true, the monopoly would certainly have raised the cost of healthcare.
Galen Centre CEO Azrul Mohd Khalib says rural patients now have to travel long distances to seek treatment for chronic diseases such as cancer, causing them financial hardship.
More posts for housemen will allow new doctors to be placed more quickly, says MMA chief Ravindran Naidu.
Ensure the independence of the Malaysian Medical Council, overhaul hospital infrastructure, and relook human resource distribution, among others.
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society says new PH government should be given a chance to implement its vision for a better healthcare system.
Fortis has been the target of five companies and investment groups vying for control of its 30 hospitals in India.
Malaysian Medical Association's Dr Ravindran R Naidu says more funding is needed to solve the problem of overcrowding.
Dr Afif Bahardin says the backlog is due to a lack of hospitals and specialist centres, which has forced graduates to take up other jobs.
Galen CEO Azrul Mohd Khalib says surviving cancer should not depend on a person's socioeconomic status.
State exco member says government has taken various proactive measures to ensure that all patients have an adequate supply of medicines.
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