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The healthcare sector continues to be a favoured one by analysts and investors alike, driven by a push for medical tourism, increasing affluence and broader insurance coverage, as well as a growing and ageing population.
From MOHIDEEN ABDUL KADER, President, Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).
Is the reemergence of polio after decades and the sudden planned deregulation of doctors' fees an indication that our health system is starting to unravel?
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will gather feedback from all stakeholders and explain the reason for deregulating private doctors’ consultation fees, following concern over a possible healthcare cost increase.
GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here postponed to Feb 21 to hear the defamation suit filed by Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim against former Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in connection with an undersea tunnel construction project.
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will gather feedback from all stakeholders and explain the reason for deregulating private doctors' consultation fees after various parties expressed concerns over a possible hike in healthcare costs as a result of the move, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
From SZE LOONG STEVE NGEOW, Kajang, Selangor.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet’s move to allow private doctors and specialists to fix their consultation fee has shocked Malaysians who are worried about the possibility of rising healthcare costs.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government should state a minimum consultation fee to prevent private doctors from undercutting one another, said Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia former president Dr Peter Chan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Doctors and dentists in private clinics and hospitals can soon fix their own consultation fees following a decision by the Cabinet to allow the charges to be dictated by free market.