Materia Medica Malaysiana

February 25, 2004

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Pay heed to public’s views, Ministry told

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Health Ministry should give serious attention to all views from the public including those on financial aid for chronic patients.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he believed Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng was already doing this.

“I’m sure the minister will give serious attention to any views from the people,” he told reporters yesterday after receiving Turkish Defence Minister Mehmet Vecdi Gonul, here.

Najib was asked to comment on a news report in a Malay daily on complaints by the family of a patient suffering from biliaryatresia that they had difficulties dealing with the Health Ministry to get financial aid.

They were reported to have criticised Chua for his statement that there was no red tape involved in the distribution of aid to chronic patients.

In Kuala Lumpur, Chua criticised the paper for distorting his statement.

“The patient’s parents did not criticise the Health Minister. It is this newspaper which has,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the China-Malaysia Economic conference here. – Bernama

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