nombor dan statistik adalah segala-galanya.
Apa guna target dicapai,
jika kualiti perkhidmatan masih ditakuk lama.
Masa menunggu giliran masih sama,
masa menunggu keputusan ujian darah masih sama,
masa menunggu temujanji untuk doktor pakar masih sama,
masa menunggu temujanji untuk pemeriksaan Ultrasound masih sama,
masa menunggu temujanji untuk pembedahan masih sama.
Apa guna doktor makin ramai.
Tapi bilangan Bilik Rawatan tidak ditambah.
Bilangan Bilik Bedah tidak ditambah.
Masa pembedahan tidak ditambah.
Peralatan tidak cukup.
statistik adalah penentu kejayaan.
KPI, NKRA dan sebagainya.
Semuanya nampak cantik dalam graf.
Semuanya nampak cantik di atas kertas.
Doctor target within reach
By CHRISTINA TAN
KLUANG: Malaysia is optimistic of having a doctor-population ratio of 1:400 by the year 2020, beating the World Health Organisation’s standard of 1:600.Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Government was confident of meeting the standard despite currently facing a shortage of doctors with a ratio of only 1:800. He said the ministry was however on track to achieve WHO’s standard of a doctor-population ratio of 1:600 by 2015.“We are optimistic that we can do better than WHO’s recommendation,” he told reporters after visiting the new Kluang Hospital in conjunction with the MCA roadshow here yesterday. Liow said the present shortage of doctors was quite high with 60% vacancies that needed to be filled nationwide.Several measures, he added, had been drawn up to increase the number of doctors and medical graduates, with the country producing about 3,500 every year.“With the continuing efforts and measures to increase the number of medical personnel, the country can achieve its target,” he said.At the event, Liow said the ministry would also provide Kluang Hospital with CT scan facilities worth RM5mil and 25 doctors, including specialists. He also said the hospital needed an additional 150 nurses and other staff, adding that he would talk to the Public Service Department soon on resolving the matter.