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Nursing homes need to be regulated


Prof Dr Tengku Aizan (centre) visiting the Kinta Medical Centre in Ipoh to check on healthcare for the elderly at the centre.

Prof Dr Tengku Aizan (centre) visiting the Kinta Medical Centre in Ipoh to check on healthcare for the elderly at the centre.

UNREGISTERED nursing homes employing foreign workers to care for the elderly pose a dilemma to the government as it is hard to regulate the quality of care provided.

Prof Dr Tengku Aizan Hamid, who is the director of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Institute of Gerontology, said operators of such homes see the strict requirements stipulated under the Care Centre Act 1993 as a deterrent.

   

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