There seems to be no plausible reason why MCOs or TPAs, which can have such far-reaching effects on health care services and delivery are left unchecked and unregulated, but clinics and doctors are micromanaged and strangulated with unending requirements.
MMA urges the government to allow willing patients to make co-payments under the Madani Medical Scheme, as the combined consultation & med limit per visit is only RM70. MMA also wants ProtectHealth listed in MOH's TPA registry if the company is a TPA.
"Experience over the past 20 years has shown that the MCO business model is that of cost control by 'rationing of care', not 'cost-containment'. It imposes rationing, exclusions, and limits choice, in order to control cost to increase their profit margin."
A groundbreaking report by OHCHR cites Malaysia's repeal of the mandatory death penalty for drug offences. 133 NGOs, including Malaysian AIDS Council, support OHCHR's "pragmatic" proposal for the legal regulation of drugs, an historic first by a UN body.
Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman says eliminating cervical cancer requires partnerships and collective action. "Our vision for Malaysia is clear: a future where cervical cancer is a rare disease and where women have access to timely screenings & HPV vaccinations."
Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu recorded the highest drug addiction rates per 100,000 population, while Selangor, the most populous state, has the highest number of addicts, according to AADK. Drug addiction cases nationwide rose 27% this year.