Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) applauds the Ministry of Health for planning to control charges at private hospitals, including doctors’ consultation fees and the number of in-house visits to patients in a day. The reports of recent abuses justify this action.
There are already more than 6,000 pharmacists registered with Malaysian Pharmacy Board. More than 500 new pharmacy graduates are added to the nation each year. As such, the issue of a shortage of pharmacists should not arise.
The right to good health has been recognised as a basic human right that everyone possesses. In 1978, the Alma Ata Declaration was adopted by the world community, to which Malaysia was a party. The Declaration proclaimed that by the year 2000, all peoples of the world should attain “a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life”.
Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is disturbed that a second person has lost her life at a beauty salon in the space of just a few months.
Puan Noraini Ghazali died following a botched liposuction procedure – apparently as a result of an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic that was administered to her.