‘Healthcare budget cut not a problem’

  • Nation
  • Friday, 01 May 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The quality of care given at government hospitals and clinics has not been compromised despite a RM300mil cut in the Health Ministry's budget following the fall in oil prices, said minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

On April 18, a news site reported that the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), which is under the jurisdiction of the Education Ministry, had its budget cut to RM387mil despite an expenditure of RM510mil last year, raising fears that the quality of care for patients might be affected, while medical students might also be negatively impacted.

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