Ahead of the tabling of the government for the Budget 2019 is known to have come out for expressing their views on what they should spend on education and healthcare. Here are some of the ideas from the Malaysians regarding how Putrajaya can allocate the fund in a better manner in Budget 2019 for the two sectors.

Galen Center for Health and Social Policy
The think tank desires for budget allocation for medical supplies, medicine, consumables, and disposable items for increasing the budget from RM 4.1 billion to RM6 billion in the next year. Since the demand for public outpatient care have increased to a great extent in Malaysia over the years and is also expected to grow in future, Galen stated that it is because of the double-digit price inflation taking place in the private health sector.

Galen Center has said that there is a requirement for higher budget which is allocated to medical consumables, drugs, and supplies for meeting the influx demonstrating the 2016 surge of added 10 million Malaysians looking for outpatient care which resulted in the shortage of vacancies and reagent supplies in all governmental clinics.

There is a lack of budget allocation which restricts the patients to gain access to new innovative drugs which is needed for treating non-communicable disease such as cancer for reducing survivability. It will also increase the risk and livelihood of the supply shortages in the healthcare services of the government in the middle of the year.

It is also known to have proposed more funds for programmes in order to prevent non-communicable diseases from RM30 million in the year 2018 to 5% of the projected revenue from the excise tax levied on alcohol and tobacco in the year 2019. Galen Center mentioned that 73%of the total death taking place in Malaysia is because of NCD like diabetes with the  half of it being caused by the cardiovascular diseases and with cancer being the 3rd cause of death taking place in the public hospitals.

Ahead of the tabling of the government for the Budget 2019 is known to have come out for expressing their views on what they should spend on education and healthcare. Here are some of the ideas from the Malaysians regarding how Putrajaya can allocate the fund in a better manner in Budget 2019 for the two sectors.

Galen Center for Health and Social Policy
The think tank desires for budget allocation for medical supplies, medicine, consumables, and disposable items for increasing the budget from RM 4.1 billion to RM6 billion in the next year. Since the demand for public outpatient care have increased to a great extent in Malaysia over the years and is also expected to grow in future, Galen stated that it is because of the double-digit price inflation taking place in the private health sector.

Galen Center has said that there is a requirement for higher budget which is allocated to medical consumables, drugs, and supplies for meeting the influx demonstrating the 2016 surge of added 10 million Malaysians looking for outpatient care which resulted in the shortage of vacancies and reagent supplies in all governmental clinics.

There is a lack of budget allocation which restricts the patients to gain access to new innovative drugs which is needed for treating non-communicable disease such as cancer for reducing survivability. It will also increase the risk and livelihood of the supply shortages in the healthcare services of the government in the middle of the year.

It is also known to have proposed more funds for programmes in order to prevent non-communicable diseases from RM30 million in the year 2018 to 5% of the projected revenue from the excise tax levied on alcohol and tobacco in the year 2019. Galen Center mentioned that 73%of the total death taking place in Malaysia is because of NCD like diabetes with the  half of it being caused by the cardiovascular diseases and with cancer being the 3rd cause of death taking place in the public hospitals.

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