The Selangor state health department simply says that a 64-year-old heart attack patient in Serdang Hospital, who later died, was placed in ED under monitoring by the cardiology department until ward admission after a bed vacancy, but did not confirm if he had waited 30 hours.
To apply for the kidney transplant subsidy, the consultant nephrologist from a government hospital refers and recommends a patient along with a detailed medical summary and a list of items required for the subsidy.
Hartal Doktor Kontrak (HDK) is recruiting new “fighters” who are willing to “sacrifice whatever it takes” for the movement. Previously in 2021, Dr Zaliha Mustafa criticised the government for taking action against contract doctors who went on strike.
“MOH is on the brink of collapse. We are collapsing inside. And I think they know it, but they don't care,” says a permanent dental officer working in a Penang klinik pergigian, adding that nothing has moved despite DG Hisham being in office for a decade.
According to a CodeBlue survey among over 1,600 government doctors, pharmacists, dentists, medical assistants, nurses, and allied health care workers nationwide, more than half are willing to go on strike, while seven in 10 are thinking of quitting.
MOH reported a record high RM1.2 billion revenue in 2021, benefiting from compounds for Covid-19 SOP breaches; under Act 342, RM42.9 million in compound payments was collected in 2021, compared to RM2.2 million in 2020 and RM15,100 in pre-pandemic 2019.
The Galen Centre proposes dropping the tobacco generational end game (GEG), which had been widely opposed by MPs, to ensure urgent passage of the tobacco bill in Parliament to regulate vape that remains unregulated, unrestricted, and out of control.