17 September 2020 marks World Patient Safety Day and I represented Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia at panel discussion organised by Ministry of Health Malaysia on the topic: “Multimodal Strategies to Improve The Safety of The Healthcare Worker and patient” which was telecasted using a webinar.
The private hospitals in Malaysia had strictly adhered to all the Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines by the Ministry of Health Malaysia during the Co-Vid 19 pandemic in protecting the patients and healthcare workers. Some private hospitals took extra steps to safe-guard their clients and medical staff. This gave confidence to the patients while receiving treatment at private facilities.
The others who participated in the panel was Prof Madya Dr Mohd Idzwan bin Zakaria PPUM, Reverend Samuel D John [Patient Safety Malaysia], Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo [Hon Gen Malaysian Medical Association] and it was chaired by Dr Nor Aishah Abu Bakar: Public Health Specialist of MOH