During last Friday’s Budget 2017 address, Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak announced that a total of RM25 billion will be allocated for the Ministry of Health (MOH) to boost the health of the people and the quality of healthcare in Malaysia.
This infographic shows how that amount is scheduled to be utilised in the coming year.
RM280 million has been cut from the allocation for health programmes in 2016, compared to that in 2015, which appears to have caused government hospitals and clinics to run out of reagents needed to carry out health tests.
What is more, it is estimated that RM20 million is allocated in the form of loans for the purchase of hospital equipment & also to reduce the overcrowding of government hospitals through private-public non-profit cooperation.
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