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Christina Chin

sgchris@thestar.com.my

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Doctors eyeing bundle system to cut rising medical costs

22 January 2017

General practitioners are following in the footsteps of those in public hospitals by going ‘bundling’. They will start packaging consultation, diagnosis and treatment to standardise charges. While they are asking for higher fees, the Health Ministry assures the people that they will not have to pay more.

Paying more to learn

15 January 2017

Is quality higher education a luxury or necessity? With funding for public universities slashed, are students forced to turn to private institutions? Sunday Star finds out.

Plugging the leaks

8 January 2017

The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry just welcomed it’s new secretary-general. Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang talks about water security, pollution and the challenges ahead.

Staying ahead of traffickers

25 December 2016

TANNED and toned, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhili-tan) director-general Abdul Kadir Hashim is a sportsman – and it shows. An avid traveller, the father of three keeps fit by trekking and hitting the gym regularly.

Finding ways to fight Net addiction

18 December 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is studying ways to nip Internet addiction in the bud.

A growing addiction

18 December 2016

As Internet addiction tightens its grip on Asia, Sunday Star speaks to experts about the cyber threat that has even – in extreme cases – resulted in death.

DG: ‘Bundle system’ is safe for all

14 December 2016

PETALING JAYA: The safety and quality of care for patients in public hospitals will not be compromised under the Health Ministry’s proposed “bundle system” to keep costs down.

No more unneeded tests, hospitals told

11 December 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Public hospitals will be more judicious in recommending medical tests for patients to keep costs down. From next month, these hospitals will start a ‘bundle system’ to avoid problems like too many or too frequent tests.

Healing Malaysia’s healthcare system

11 December 2016

With patients and stakeholders blaming private hospitals for the spike in healthcare costs, Sunday Star speaks to Private Hospital Association Malaysia president Datuk Dr Jacob Thomas about keeping medical care affordable and revamping the national healthcare system.

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