Budget 2023: Are We Investing Enough in Health?
Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai, President, Malaysian Medical Association | Dato' Dr Saunthari Somasundaram, Co-chairperson, NCD Malaysia
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Budget 2023 has been retabled - once again - with health receiving the second largest share out of the entire budget at RM36.3 billion. But is this enough for a healthcare system at its breaking point? We check in with Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai, president of the Malaysian Medical Association, and Dato’ Dr Saunthari Somasundaram, co-chairperson of NCD Malaysia.
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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann
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Categories: politics, government, health policy
Tags: the bigger picture, health & living, budget 2023, budget 2023 mahsing, belanjawan 2023, non-communicable diseases, cancer, healthcare financing, contract doctors, junior doctors, healthcare worker, ministry of health,