When politicians make decisions that have far-reaching adverse consequences on people, doctors have a moral duty to openly challenge such decisions, argues Ronald McCoy.
Speaker Dewan Rakyat pada 18 April 2012 menolak usul Ahli Parlimen Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj untuk menyiasat campurtangan korporat dalam isu pengendalian kursus kejururawatan di kolej swasta.
In a show of solidarity, 176 doctors and specialists in Perak have demanded the release of Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj and his colleagues.
Toh Kin Woon traces the history of the health system in Malaysia, and notes with concern the current mismatch of resources between the public and private health care system. It is a situation that allows the rich to obtain quality health care of their choice while the poor have to put up with an overstretched public health care system.
Aliran is concerned about Director-General of Health Dr Ismail Merican’s recent announcement that specialists at the Putrajaya and Selayang hospitals would provide “private” treatment after working hours.