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September 16, 2007

eKesihatan to stop cheating, says Kong Choy

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 11:23 am

Star: KUALA LUMPUR: The new eKesihatan scheme was introduced to plug loopholes in the current system, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said.
He said the system, which would be phased out by the end of this month, had many leakages including chits being falsified.
“A lot of commercial vehicle drivers, including express bus drivers, are unfit to drive and even drug addicts are able to drive due to weaknesses in the current system,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after launching the 10th World Vision 30-Hour Famine Camp here yesterday.
On the negative reaction from various parties on the scheme, Chan said the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has been asked to hold dialogues and meetings with those involved.
Asked why JPJ wanted the doctors involved in the scheme to register with a private company, Chan said: “I don’t think they are registering the doctors.”
He said what was required was for clinics to become part of the panel.
On the third party company being given the right to operate the new system, Chan said: “I don’t have the details.”
A total of 5,500 participants from all walks of life took part in the camp, where they had to forego solid food for 30 hours.
They were required to invite family, friends and colleagues to sponsor their fast.
The money collected will be channelled to help World Vision in bringing emergency relief and longer-term development for children and families in need in Malaysia and other countries.

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