APPEAL TO Delete the Word " Private" in PHFSA and Election of President of MMC
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THIS IS AN APPEAL, NOT A PETITION
1) The Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 was passed in Parliament and implemented in 2006 in trying to improve patient safety and quality of care in the private healthcare sector. The Public sector are Not covered under the standards and Rigid Requirements as provided by this Act. This may create a potential mismatch in requirements in different sectors. By deleting the word " Private" from the PHFSA, it will then cover All Healthcare Facilities and Services in this Country, thus ensuring that the same standards, safety measures and requirements applies Nationwide. This will definately increase patient trust and enhance confidence in the Uniformity of All Healthcare Facilities and Services in this country.
On the same note, the Regulatory and Licensing Unit known as Cawangan Kawalan Amalan Perubatan or Medical Practice Division should be made an independent Body answerable to a Parliamentary Select Committee on Health.
2) The President of MMC is automatically the Director General of Health, thus holding dual functions. The Director General of Health have a massive and enormous task looking after the welfare and health of the Nation. On that note, the functions of MMC are different as to deal with registration of Doctors, Ethical issues and dealing with patient complaints. MMC deals with both Government and Private Sector doctors. Separation of Role of the President of MMC and the DG of Health would enable Both to Focus individually on their enormous and massive task which are very Different in nature.
On the same note, the President of MMC should be an Elected Post enhancing the Doctors' choice and Freedom in electing the candidate they see most fit to Lead the MMC.
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