Govt spent RM73.5mil outsourcing non-Covid-19 cases to private hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has spent RM73.5mil in having non-Covid-19 patients treated in private hospitals from January to Sept 30 this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

In a written reply dated Tuesday (Oct 26), the Health Ministry said 38 public hospitals and 71 private hospitals were involved in outsourcing services nationwide, and 8,338 surgeries and medical procedures were successfully performed at those facilities at a cost of RM73.5mil.

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