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Dzulkefly zooms in on hospital waiting times

Hafiz Yatim

Published
Modified 14 Jun 2018, 2:24 am

INTERVIEW | With more and more people turning to public hospitals for treatment due to rising costs, Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has vowed to look into cutting down the time patients spend in hospital waiting rooms.

According to Dzulkefly, a number of public hospitals in the country have already managed to trim waiting times, and he is aiming for this being implemented nationwide.

"I, for one, would like to see that happening. That is part of my KPI (key performance index).

"In fact, the reduction of waiting times has already occurred in some hospitals, which is commendable, but in relation to senior citizens, it may require more attention," he said in an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini...

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