Malaysia promotes private sector role in healthcare
This article was originally published in Clinica
Government spending on healthcare in Malaysia has reached an unsustainable level. Health insurance schemes will need to be phased in so that the cost of health provision can be shared more equally, Dr Megat Burhainuddin, Malaysia's deputy director general of health, told delegates at the Pan-Asian Healthcare Summit in Singapore on May 14th. In line with developments elsewhere in Asia, private sector investment will continue to be encouraged, he said.