CAP: Ministry of Health should rethink deregulation of consultation fees

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned over the announcement made on 6th December by Health Minister Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad on deregulation of consultation fees in all registered and licensed private healthcare facilities.  With the government’s intention to abolish the consultation fee control under the Seventh and Thirteenth Schedule of the Private Healthcare Facilities and …

The need for a leading Cardiothoracic Surgery Centre for the Northern Region

The Consumers Association of Penang appeals to the Ministry of Health to upgrade the Penang General Hospital to make it the leading centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Northern region. The department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Penang General Hospital has been operational since 1995 and provides critical care and treatment to thousands of patients …