Opposition lawmaker wants gov't to up health care allocation - News Summed Up

Opposition lawmaker wants gov't to up health care allocation


KUALA LUMPUR: An opposition lawmaker today called on fellow Parliamentarians to support his move in asking the government to allocate seven per cent of the GDP towards health care. He said this can be done if the government transfer some funds from the Prime Minister's Department (PMD) and Defence Ministry to the Health Ministry. He pointed out that an increase of seven per cent of the GDP for health care from the current four per cent is vital as the recommendation was made by the World Health Organisation (WHO). "My proposal would require a transfer of RM12.4 billion from PMD and RM8.3 billion from Defence Ministry. In making his point on the importance of the funds transfer, Santiago cited a case of a leukaemia patient from Klang whose medication was stopped two weeks ago.


Source: New Strait Times November 14, 2017 07:41 UTC


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