Friday, June 22, 2007

Qualified And Recognised Traditional Medicine Practitioners To Be Recruited

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) -- Only qualified and internationally recognised traditional medicine practitioners from China will be recruited for government hospitals.
Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad told the Dewan Rakyat here Thursday that their degree components comprised 30-40 per cent modern medicine and 60-70 per cent Chinese traditional medicine to enable them to treat patients accordingly.
"They not only can understand the condition of patients who have been treated by the modern doctors, but also the clinical reports like the blood tests and imaging," he said.
He was replying to Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar (BN-Larut) who had asked on the rationale of recruiting traditional healers from China for government hospitals which would each have a traditional and complementary medicine unit.
Dr Abdul Latiff said discussions would be held between these practitioners and local doctors to obtain information on the learning process in the field in China for the exchange of technology.

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