One psychiatrist for 100,000 people in Malaysia now, says Health DG


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of psychiatrists in Malaysia currently stands at around 500 with the ratio being roughly one psychiatrist for 100,000 people, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

He said the recommended World Health Organisation ratio is one psychiatrist serving 10,000 people, thus, in order to effectively balance this disparity, other healthcare professionals will need to be upskilled to assess and manage mental health issues in the community.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Body found floating in Sungai Perak
No Malaysians affected in Thailand railway blast incident, says Perlis exco
Unity govt not with Zahid, but with coalitions, says Loke
Newborn girl found abandoned in box at Mersing
Health Minister to oversee public health issues, healthcare services and facilities
Dr Wee expresses appreciation to Ayer Hitam supporters
I declined Cabinet role to focus as Damansara MP, says Gobind
Cabinet line-up feels unfair to DAP, says Penang CM
Four students arrested after canteen row blows up
Azalina vows to address, amend outdated laws to be relevant with current times

Others Also Read