Curing the Healthcare System

By Tricia Yeoh

February 2013 STATES OF REFORM
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Previous articles in this column have elaborated at length on the highly centralised system of government in Malaysia where, despite being a federation, the “federated states” of the country are left with very limited areas of responsibility. Healthcare is one such example.As a matter of fact, public health and sanitation are included in the so-called Concurrent List, which theoretically means that that area of administration involves shared powers between the federal and state governments. However, in reality, healthcare policies are...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.