We applaud the recently announced 2023 Budget themed “Developing Malaysia Madani” by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s administration. It was announced that the Ministry of Health would receive an allocation of RM36.3 billion to strengthen health care services.
We recognise that Malaysia’s public health care system has its challenges, with numerous pressures such as overburdened emergency units, long waiting times for patients, shortage of specialists, and skyrocketing medical costs.
To help shoulder the burden, we believe that public-private partnerships are essential in improving Malaysia’s health care system and enhancing the country’s reputation as a hub for world-class health care services.
Aurelius Healthcare believes that through public-private partnerships (PPP), we can provide underserved communities in Malaysia with more accessible and potentially affordable health care services.
Through such partnerships, there will be several approaches to capping health care fees in order to relieve the currently overburdened public health care system. With capped medical fees, patients will have access to resources such as advanced treatments, skilled consultants, and better facilities.
This aligns with Aurelius Healthcare’s commitment to consistently deliver quality health care and provide equitable medical solutions for practitioners and patients.
Amir Firdaus Abdullah is the founder and group managing director of Aurelius Healthcare.
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