Fate of 1Malaysia clinics in limbo pending briefing


Zulkifli Sulong Diyana Ibrahim

Some believe that only 1Malaysia clinics that have few patients or are paying high rental costs will be shuttered. – Facebook pic, June 27, 2018.

1MALAYSIA clinics are in for either an overhaul or closure for certain outlets after Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad gets a full briefing on it today. (Wednesday)

This will end speculation that the basic healthcare service started by the previous Barisan Nasional government would be shut down, following Pakatan Harapan’s takeover of the federal government.


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  • Why not utilise this platform to train interns and employ jobless doctors? We welcome rebranding of 1Malaysia under PH. The previous government had misused 1Malaysia branding. It was akin to giving rakyat a measly 1Ringgit for thousands and millions that they pocketed in the name of projects for rakyat. Also, please do away with "Saya yang menurut perintah" in letters signed by government servants. They should be thinkers, not be subservient to following orders without questioning. And do away with thick books written by well paid cut&paste; consultants, like the one BN did for Transformation towards Vision 2020. It's a good book that told many lies so that the BN government and cronies could pocket rakyat's money in the name of Vision 2020..yup, very clear vision how to "steal" rakyat's money in the name of mega projects for the rakyat (BS!).

    Posted 3 years ago by Alina Ariffin

    • LOL, "Saya yang menurut perintah" ==> "Your obedient servant", the Commonwealth gave that up a long time ago, replaced by "Yours sincerely". The American, even more succinct, ..... "Regards"...

      Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

  • The savings from the "MIDDLEMEN WITHOUT LEGS" in the supply of medication to the gomen can go a long way towards improving the services of these clinics...
    Removing these leeches is of utmost priority.

    Posted 3 years ago by Ramamurthi ram

  • Not all 1Malaysia clinics need to be closed. Those useful ones should be retained. Ones which have a reasonable daily workload, have no nearby public or private health facilities available for residents, possess reasonable rentals and are staff by at least 1 or 2 medical officers should continue to run.
    The facilities can be rebranded as Klinik Rakyat or whatever, be adequately staffed and be run from

    Posted 3 years ago by Thai Englang

  • 8.00am to 8.00pm . The clinics should also be adequately stocked with medicines. There should be at least an ambulance available for emergency transfer of patients.

    Posted 3 years ago by Thai Englang