An outlook on the Malaysian healthcare scene for 2019


  • Health Premium
  • Wednesday, 09 Jan 2019

Medical students speak to a patient in Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor, in this filepic. A continuing problem is the lack of junior officer places in public hospitals for medical graduates.

The change in the Government in May 2018 has led to expectations of improvements in healthcare delivery.

The significant announcements in Budget 2019 were the establishment of the B40 Health Protection Fund and a nationwide health screening programme, Skim Perlindungan Kesihatan (Peka); introduction of a soda tax; and about RM29bil in allocation for the Health Ministry, which is a 7.8% increase compared with 2018 (RM27bil).

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Health

Common mental health issues among cancer patients Premium
5 causes of male infertility Premium
What are the most ideal times to work out for men and women? Premium
Breaking up with sugar is hard to do, so start slow Premium
Is a tremor always caused by Parkinson’s disease? Premium
What parents of left-handed kids should know Premium
8 lifestyle factors that decrease a man's fertility Premium
Men can benefit from Kegel exercises too Premium
Tobacco control: Which is more important – liberty or safety? Premium
Are you 'pangry'? Pandemic anger is a real mental health concern Premium

Others Also Read