Materia Medica Malaysiana

March 30, 2008

Govt hospitals to send weekly reports

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:18 am

NST: KUALA LUMPUR: Government hospitals will be required to send a weekly report to the Health Ministry on patient care services.
They will have to pay special attention to the outpatient department and the intensive care unit.
Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry was especially concerned with the time taken for patients to see doctors as well as the number of doctors available to see patients.
Liow said the waiting time for outpatients at hospitals should be cut from the current average of 45 minutes to 30 minutes.
“I met some patients (at KLH) who have been waiting for two hours to see the doctor,” he said.
He said this during his first official tour of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Liow was briefed by hospital director Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain on the running of the hospital.
Liow was accompanied by Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad and Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican.

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