Moratorium on New Private Hospitals

By:

Jeyakumar Devaraj

Affiliations:

Parti Sosialis Malaysia / Peoples Health Forum

Policy Code:

3i Health

Problem Statement:

The brain drain is depleting the Public Health Care System of experienced doctors, specialists , nurses and other paramedical personnel. This is causing to delays and sub-quality services in the public sector on which the majority of the B40 nd M40 depend upon.

The setting up of new private hospitals exacerbates this trend and accelerates the out migration of experienced personnel from the government sector.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

Health care is a human right.
The 2-tier system of health care in this country is bad for harmony and unity of the people.
A high quality equitable health care system will help build social solidarity and make our country more harmonious.

Proposal of Solution:

A temporary moratorium on the building of new private hospitals,. This should also include a ban on the expansion of beds in existing private hospitals.

This proposal has to be paired with another proposal that the government builds more public hospitals to address the over-crowding prevalent in the government hospitals.

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