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A glimpse of how private sector may be roped into Covid-19 fight

The Health Ministry is currently fine-tuning its model to integrate the private sector into the government’s Covid-19 response mechanism.

It is understood that the Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) has designed a “conceptual model” that would integrate private clinics, e-hailing service providers, private ambulance providers, industries and private hospitals.

Malaysiakini understands that three of the country's biggest private healthcare providers - IHH Healthcare Bhd, Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare and KPJ Healthcare Bhd - were briefed by the CPRC on this yesterday.

Nothing is set in stone. Sources told Malaysiakini that private hospitals are scrambling to comply and prepare themselves ahead of another round of discussions...

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