Private practitioners can help resolve quarantine, close contacts issues: NST 7th February 2021

Conferences

The statement from Director General of Health on 6th February 2021:

The ministry, Dr Noor Hisham said, was also considering extending powers to private doctors to issue the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) as the government continued to find new ways to fight the pandemic while the country was under a state of emergency.

He said private doctors might also be given the power to issue and remove pink wristbands of individuals or patients undergoing quarantine.

“Currently, when a patient returns to the private clinic where the test was done, doctors there cannot issue the HSO or the quarantine wristband.

“We’re considering extending that authority to other registered medical practitioners, ” he added.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/02/06/dg-price-control-for-tests-crucial

 

MY RESPONSE:

Empowering registered private medical practitioners with the same authority as their peers in the public sector in managing Covid-19 patients will tackle delays in contact tracing and ensure seamless patient management.

“We need to have more details on how it can be done and what is the accessibility that a medical officer in a private clinic or private hospital would have in the event of a breach.

“How much empowerment will private medical practitioners have? What will be the resources if a patient refuses to listen?

“These are just a few details that, if clarified in detail, I believe will see medical practitioners both in public and private hospitals work together to manage Covid-19 patients.”

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/02/663796/private-practitioners-can-help-resolve-quarantine-close-contacts-issues

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Round Table Breakfast Discussion with Primary Care Physicians

26th August 2018: The best way to meet and discuss is always face to face even though in todays world social media is the...

Involvements

Meeting the CEO/President of PETRONAS

An informal meeting with the CEO/President of Petronas at his office recently

Visiting the Japanese Ambassador at His Residence

7 December 2017: H.E Dr Makio Miyagawa- Ambassador of Japan invited my wife and me to his beautiful house to celebrate the birthday of...

Lunch Symposium on Managing Heart, Lung Disease with Erectile Dysfunction

Pictured together with the speakers Dr Adrian Ooi and Dr Datesh seated on my right 5th November 2016: At the MPCAM meeting and lunch...

Related Articles

Experts back ‘Co-vid 19 Passport’ but want more info: STAR 22 February 2021

  Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia’s president Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh agreed that it was a good idea, but called for more time to evaluate...

Sustainable Health Policies Will Drive Public-Private Partnership In Health Care, Says Industry By Kanmani Batumalai, CODE BLUE | 19 February 2021

  https://codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/02/19/sustainable-health-policies-will-drive-public-private-partnership-in-health-care-says-industry/   “The government should not come back to the private sectors to control our operations, our way of managing the hospitals because we are pretty...

APHM looks forward to helping govt in vaccinating public: THE EDGE MARKETS Feb 16, 2021

https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/aphm-looks-forward-helping-govt-vaccinating-public Private hospitals are looking forward to working with the government to vaccinate the public in order to complete the national Covid-19 immunisation process earlier than...