Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Health Ministry proposes to extend operating hours of clinics

The Star Online
NIBONG TEBAL: The Health Ministry may extend the operating hours of its outpatient clinics in all public hospitals to help reduce congestion and long queues.
Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said at present many patients had to wait long hours at the clinics before they could see the doctor and collect their medicines.
"We are looking at a proposal to possibly have the outpatient clinics and pharmacies open after office hours till at night.
"This way, those who work on normal shift duties can also visit these clinics after their work," he told reporters after opening the Penang-level Teacher's Day celebrations at SJK(C) Pai Teik here on Wednesday.

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