Malaysia dis­trib­utes RM4.2 mil­lion to clin­ics

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

The Malaysian Health Min­istry has given out RM4.2mil­lion to 856 health clinic ad­vi­sory pan­els (HCAP) na­tion­wide with each re­ceiv­ing RM5,000. The hospi­tal vis­i­tors’ board (HVB) are given RM10,000 an­nu­ally. RM580,000 was given out last year to help hos­pi­tals and clin­ics run their ac­tiv­i­ties.

HVB acts as the bridge be­tween the com­mu­nity and govern­ment hos­pi­tals as they pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to the pub­lic on the fa­cil­i­ties and types of ser­vices avail­able. The for­ma­tion of HCAP and HVB came about as the govern­ment wanted the in­volve­ment of the com­mu­nity in the de­vel­op­ment of peo­ple’s health. The HVB was formed to help the hospi­tal au­thor­ity man­age the wel­fare of the pa­tients. They play an im­por­tant role in or­gan­is­ing and im­ple­ment­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for the ben­e­fit of the pa­tients as well as the hos­pi­tals.

HCAP was launched in 1995 to pro­mote close co­op­er­a­tion be­tween pa­tients and clin­ics to for pub­lic health. About 90 per cent of the 856 health clin­ics in the coun­try have formed their own HCAP with a to­tal mem­ber­ship of 14,665 peo­ple. HVB na­tion­wide have a to­tal of 2,336 mem­bers.

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