Doctor-patient ratio exceeds target

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has reached the doctor-patient workforce ratio recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for universal health coverage, said the Health Ministry.

The “Health Workforce Requirements For Universal Health Coverage And The Sustainable Development Goals” report by WHO had recommended a ratio of one healthcare worker, comprising a doctor and trained nurse, to every 225 people.“However, Malaysia at this point has reached the ratio of one healthcare worker (comprising a doctor and trained nurse) to every 186 people.

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