Saturday, June 16, 2007

Choose reliable, credible private maternity centres

NST: MORE people are going to private hospitals as they think they offer better services than government hospitals, MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong say.
"They feel the level of service will not be as good in government hospitals."
He said those wanting to use private hospitals should chose establishments that had credibility.
"Choose a hospital that is well established," Chong said, adding that it was always safe to go to a government hospital in the event of complications.
Chong said this was because some private hospitals eventually referred complicated cases to government hospitals.
He said the cost of giving birth had increased over the years with a normal delivery costing between RM5,000 and RM6,000.
This could double if there were complications.
"Even delivering your child in a semi-government hospital can be very expensive," he said.

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