Category: Health care

A RM1.6bn entry for the Malaysia Book of Records?

 

Here you go again.. direct tender, negotiated tender, restricted tender, tender terhad or whatever-you-may-call-it, the effect is the same – mind-boggling amounts of money expended with little accountability.

And then they need to introduce GST for the rakyat to cough up while patients have to pay for nuts and bolts and screws needed for surgical procedures. (more…)

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Vast study casts doubts on value of mammograms: NYT

 

Well, well, well, what do you make of this study published in the British Medical Journal and reported in the New York Times?

One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age. (more…)

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Overstretched general hospital lacks adequate infrastructure, equipment

 

While the political elites live the high life obtaining the best medical and health care treatment, Steven Grumach shares with us his experience at a government general hospital. Bear in mind that the Malaysian government spends only about 2 per cent of GDP on public health care. A big chunk of the money goes to privatised hospital support services and privatised drug procurement.

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Hospital Kuala Lumpur also overcrowded

 

A patient at the KL General Hospital (HKL) shares his experience:

I am a patient of our Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and visit two specialist clinics regularly. It used to be four. I was warded in two different wards for biopsies and can attest that our hospitals are terribly overcrowded and rundown. The HKL is an old hospital, and I was born in the maternity section. Guess I will probably die there too. (more…)

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