Covid-19 magnifies shortcomings in Malaysia's public healthcare system

Government contract doctors dressed in black participating in a brief walkout at Kuala Lumpur Hospital on July 26, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Covid-19 crisis has magnified the inadequacies in Malaysia's public health system, thrown into focus this week by a brief walkout by contract doctors and the lack of beds at public hospitals amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Experts say the move by the doctors was the result of policy gaps stretching for years and that solutions being offered by the current administration were not comprehensive enough.

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