A select committee is much needed to provide rigorous oversight to the actions, policies, and governance of the Ministry of Health, particularly since it is the budget holder, regulator and healthcare provider.
We need to ensure that our actions and motivation are based on empathy, compassion and kindness.
Developing the capacity to rapidly fill vaccine vials and finish packaging vaccines for manufacturers in a public health emergency, is an issue of national security.
Member of Parliament for Parit, Mohd Nizar Zakaria has a serious job and big shoes to fill.
We need local-level, granular data that is integrated with social and economic indicators.
The health component of the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan must have a solid commitment towards ensuring that health initiatives which address the NCD crisis are grounded in reality and are fully funded.
The united declaration calls for a range of measures to safeguard supplies of essential medical goods and support innovation for future Covid-19 treatments and cures.
Now is not the time for countries to look inwards. The crisis will only be resolved, and economies will only recover, if countries are allowed to trade and collaborate freely with each other.
If we are absolutely unable to wait for the epidemiological situation to improve, then the staged approach taken by Selangor is the model to follow.