TOGETHER Against Cancer (TAC), a society of cancer survivors and supporters, is seeking clarification from the government about movement across state and district borders for medical appointments.
As you can appreciate, many of our members as well as large numbers of Malaysians need to continue with medical treatment during the movement control order phases. If a police permit is required for each appointment, there will be hardship caused to the patients and it would over- burden the police.
Within the Klang Valley, for example, many patients need to cross districts to get to hospitals where treatment is being given. There are also patients who are undergoing treatment in Hospital KL and Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya from outside Selangor and KL.
We sincerely request that the National Security Council allow patients with hospital appointments to use the same procedure that those with vaccination appointments follow – i.e. proof of an appointment is sufficient to cross district borders with no need for a police permit.
We look forward to a swift announcement as there is considerable uncertainty and anxiety over this matter and we all want to ensure that there will be no disruption of medical treatment during the MCO.
WONG KUAN SING , President, Together Against Cancer (TAC)
PROF DR NUR AISHAH MOHD TAIB , Vice-president, TAC