Malaysia: After seeing a substantial increase in people coming to hospitals in recent years throughout the country, D G Healthcare Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that public healthcare system requires more funding. The current facilities are not enough to cater to the growing number of people in the healthcare section.
Dr. Noor mentions on his facebook page that, “We are currently underfunded, understaffed, underpaid, overworked, overstretched and with facilities overcrowded with patients.”
He responded in these words after the Auditor-General’s report was released. The report stated that 41.3% of patients in Malaysia had to wait for six approximately hours at emergency units. And it happened because of the lesser facilities, personnel shortage, and low healthcare budget. The report also revealed that only 145 hospitals throughout the country are catering approximately 8 million patients on an annual basis.
Dr. Noor further said that” We all need to try harder to improve the public healthcare system to increase funding, to increase the number of healthcare workers, to improve the salary scale and availability of job posts in our health facilities; all of which are beyond the control of the Health Ministry. “I believe when there is a will there is always a way,” he added.
He urged for the improvement of Public Healthcare system in the country, and it is only possible if the authorities increase the budget, which will help in increasing the facilities and resources.