Be grateful for care we get

  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016

RECENTLY there has been a lot of bad press, especially in social media, regarding Malaysia healthcare, ranging from the increasing number of unqualified young doctors, to unprofessional and unscrupulous money-making senior doctors.

It is a pity that people always tend to focus on the ugly side of things, and circulate such news. Unfortunately, many are not thankful, or even aware, of the benefits we get from our healthcare system.

Our child was recently admitted to the Pediatric Ward of Hospital Sultan Ismail Johor Baru. The service was impeccable.

The doctors were attentive and answered our questions patiently, and the nurses were very helpful.

Our baby was handled very carefully, and we could see that he was being given the best care. When we saw the bill upon discharge, we were shocked to find out that we had to pay so little.

Such services and medication would have burnt a hole (if not multiple holes) in our pocket if we had sought treatment in a private medical centre.

As citizens we often complain about the government sector’s healthcare efficiency, and we abuse it because it’s for a mere RM1.

We demand to be attended to first, without thinking twice about our doctors’ and nurses’ workload, or that someone else may be more ill.

Kudos to doctors who choose to serve the people sincerely, despite repeated negative comments from the public.

It is true that not everyone appreciates you, but there are people like my husband and me who truly respect all of you.

We would like to take this opportunity also to thank all the staff of Ward 8D, especially Dr Chong and Dr Chin, for all your kindness and dedication in relieving our anxiety and providing the best care for our baby.

Thank you for reinforcing our faith in our Malaysian healthcare system. Keep up the good work!


Johor Baru

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