Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Revoke unnecessary and potentially dangerous cervical cancer vaccine programme!

altThe Consumer’s Association of Penang has repeatedly objected to the proposal and decision by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to vaccinate all 13-year-old girls in the country from the Human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, a sexually transmitted virus on the grounds that it is unnecessary, unscientific and unsafe. Despite numerous valid objections by many quarters, RM150mil is to be spent annually by the Government beginning this year on HPV vaccinations for an estimated 300,000 girls in the country as protection from only two of the 40 different cervical cancer causing HPV’s.

Government must not support purveyors of death!

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is highly shocked and deplores the announcement that the government is going to delay the announced ban on small packs of cigarettes.

Don't compromise healthcare for tourist dollars

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and other concerned groups have protested the Health Ministry’s move to allow healthcare services to be promoted in order to boost the tourism industry.

1Malaysia clinics – in the spirit of primary healthcare

Consumer’s Association of Penang (CAP) lauds the Governments initiative in introducing the 1Malaysia community clinic network to help to meet the urgent health needs of the rakyat in urban areas.

Exorbitant hospital charges and what you can do

Under the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Regulations 2006, patients have the right to receive information, on request, of the estimated charges for services to be provided and of other unanticipated charges for services that are routine or usual.