There is no one-size-fits-all approach or quick fix.
We need to better understand the origins of poor mental health in Malaysia which will include social, economic, workplace, and environmental stressors; and social determinants to health such as poor health literacy and poverty.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzukefly Ahmad has repeatedly emphasised his vision of value-for-money treatment and commitment to reforms which ensure better transparency, efficiency, and cost effectiveness in health.
“In Malaysia, this has resulted in such surveys capturing approximately 75 percent of men’s economic activities but no more than 30 percent of women’s activities on an international level. This is not reflective of the total labour women do and risk overlooking their impact and contributions to society.”
“There are several problems with MySalam’s existing framework as we know it, but what is of particular concern, is the exclusion of pre-existing conditions.”
There are a number of concerns raised related to mySalam which needs to be addressed to provide assurance to those signing up for the insurance scheme.
The science and evidence are clear. Vaccines prevent disease. Vaccination saves lives.
Most SOPs, emphasize on using physical, even brutal or harsh measures, of handling mentally ill people, such as the usage of straitjackets by the police.
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