Pantai Holdings is wholly-owned by Parkway Pantai Limited, which in turn is a subsidiary of IHH Healthcare. Pantai Holdings has a network of ten hospitals throughout Malaysia under two brands, Pantai Hospitals and Gleneagles Hospitals. Collectively, the group has some 2,000 beds, with over 170,000 admissions a year.Ahmad Shahizam Mohd Shariff, the CEO of Pantai Holdings, discusses the drivers for growth in the private healthcare sector and Pantai’s expansion plans on the back of that growth. He also clarifies much of the confusion on GST levied on patients of private hospitals.
The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system, has come, unsurprisingly with various teething problems. Most complaints from consumers are centered on the issue of service charge. Despite having been in practice for decades, consumer groups are now calling for a review of the service charge. We explore the mechanics of service charge, the grievances of consumer groups as well as the plight of service sector employees.This is a report by Sherilyn Goh.
On our maiden voyage we managed to start of with a fizz rather than a bang, but that didn't stop us from having a 'cracking' time! We spoke with Shankar Santhiram from EQTD and the cofounder of the Crackhouse Comedy Club about their one year anniversary bash their 'Crackhouse Comedy Carnival 2015'. And just so you know, Shankar scored a 7 on smartypants. Not so smart after all eh?
Ross Yusof & guests Matt Bellotti, Stuart Cavens & Kam Raslan discuss the FA Cup semi finals, Chelsea's (almost) Championship win over Manchester United, Leicester City's revival, Newcastle United & their problems. There's also La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Winners & Losers and UEFA Champions League previews.
The son of a German painter and jazz musician, Mustafa Davis is a photographer and filmmaker who has dedicated his career in search of independent stories to tell. Our host Umapagan Ampikaipakan asks Davis about his search for ecstatic truth in art, and how he strives to channel his art to change the lives of those around him.
The idea of no man or woman being left behind can be an important component of a civil society but with all the considerations of cost and logistics, this sentiment doesn’t always reflect in healthcare. Professor Peter Hotez from the National School of Tropical Medicine in Houston, Texas, discusses Neglected Tropical Diseases.