Materia Medica Malaysiana

March 30, 2008

E-Kesihatan will not be dumped

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:19 am

NST: KUALA LUMPUR: The e-kesihatan system will not be scrapped but will be further studied by the government.
Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said the government was aware of public complaints against the system.
“This is among some of the initiatives that are being looked at again,” he said after officiating the sixth Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman convocation at Wisma MCA yesterday.
The transport ministry has been attempting to implement the e-kesihatan system since 2005.
The system was supposed to allow the annual health checks of commercial vehicle drivers in the country to be electronically submitted to the Road Transport Department (RTD).
However, it received widespread criticism from doctors, taxi and bus operators who claimed that the scheme was a money-making operation.
A former RTD director was alleged to be a director of the company responsible for implementing the system.
However, this was refuted by the RTD.

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