In Malaysia, the private GP doctors are facing a huge threat which the dispensing separation which the government is planning to implement throughout the country.
If this were to happen, all the private doctors cannot sell medicines to patients anymore – Instead, they can only prescribe and patients would need to go to pharmacies in order to collect the medication which may be really far away depending on where you stay.
It may be a flawed system as patients would then need to spend more time and move far just to get their meds, but in modern countries like the UK, they are already implementing this.
It is flawed in Malaysia because our country is not yet ready to face the huge system change and with our current infrastructure, it can be really bothersome for the patients because not all areas have clinics and pharmacies in 5 minutes distances.
The aim of the event was to create awareness that no private doctors are agreeing to these terms and it is an initiation between the three powerhouses of the medical industry which are Persatuan Doktor-doktor Islam Malaysia(PERDIM), Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia (MPCAM), and the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
It was a peaceful conference but it was the only event they decided to do so without further ado here are some of the photos on that day…
…And that video was the compilation of everything after the event.
The event was a success and we hoped that we can get a chance to handle another one in the near future.
Thank you for reading!