Private hospitals unlikely affected by rise in public health budget


Earlier in the week, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin suggested that public health expenditure be increased to 5% of GDP from 2.59% to achieve a world-standard public health system.

ANY move by the government to increase the country’s healthcare expenditure to 5% of gross domestic product (GDP) will be timely, say experts. This is due to the persistent overcrowding at public hospitals.

Earlier in the week, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin suggested that public health expenditure be increased to 5% of GDP from 2.59% to achieve a world-standard public health system.

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