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Monday, 16 April 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Many complaints but it seems no one is listening

I REFER to the letter “Forced to buy even throat lozenges from pharmacy” (The Star, April 14).

Letter after letter has been written on the shortage of medicine and medical supplies at government clinics and hospitals but the problem seems to remain unsolved.

The response, or rather the lack of it, from the Health Minister, his deputies, the secretary-general down to the director-general is both baffling and disappointing. Can’t they at least respond? To rub salt on the wound, the Health Ministry has been allocated RM479.1mil under the Supplementary Supply (2017) Bill 2018. Where is the money going to be allocated?

What’s the point of receiving international accolades and telling citizens that the International Medical Travel Journal has named Malaysia the number one Health and Medical Tourism Destination for three consecutive years (from 2015 to 2017) when there seems to be a glaring shortage in medicines and medical supplies for patients, especially senior citizens.

It’s high time for those who can make the change to take action, be sincere to their profession, humane and go the extra mile. Otherwise, just leave.

The Almighty is watching all of us from above.


Kamunting, Perak