In the long-term, the burden on primary care will grow. The quality and specialization of a health workforce for the future starts from policies made now.
Many patients cannot afford to compromise, interrupt or defer treatment.
It would be tragic if the decision to hold food bazaars and congregational tarawih prayers during the Ramadan month would result in more Covid-19 infections and loss of life.
Deployment of the military in peacetime should never be treated lightly.
We can follow Perlis and Singapore’s lead in taking similar precautionary measures.
New health challenges such as COVID-19 are inevitable. Our resilience and preparedness to effectively respond depend on sound policies and investments made today.
Strong and competent leadership makes a difference in the response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
With non-communicable diseases increasing significantly each year and cases of people with chronic kidney disease having more than one or more comorbidities such as diabetes, this is an ongoing funding problem that will not go away simply by excluding a group of people.
More than a third of the population in Sarawak and Sabah continue to live beyond 5km of any kind of health facility and have to travel for hours to seek treatment.
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