BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Health & Living  >  Could Private Healthcare In Sarawak Support The Public Sector?

Could Private Healthcare In Sarawak Support The Public Sector?

Dr Kenny Yeap, Medical Director, Borneo Medical Centre

14-Nov-22 16:00

Could Private Healthcare In Sarawak Support The Public Sector?

The challenges of the overburdened, under-resourced public health sector in Sarawak are well-known. But in Malaysia’s two-tier healthcare system, private health facilities also manage a considerable bulk of patients. What challenges do middle-income patients face in terms of access to primary and specialist care, medical procedures, and the increasing costs of healthcare? Dr Kenny Yeap, COO and Medical Director of Borneo Medical Centre in Miri, joins us to share the perspective of private healthcare in northern Sarawak, and we discuss the question of whether a new government will be willing to take up the challenge of decentralising healthcare in East Malaysia this coming GE15.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek

This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  politicsgovernmenthealth policy

Tags:  ge15pru15malaysia memilihsarawakhealthcaredecentralisationpublic private partnershippakatan harapanmanifesto

Play / Pause

Listen now : Health & Living: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Returning To Work

Today’s Shows

6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Musdalifa bin Abdullah, CEO of Ground Team Red (GTR)

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

The Property Show

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Mohamed “Mo” Tarek El-Fatatry, Electronic Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH)

11:05 AM


Wong Ling Yah

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

Who Decides What’s “Disrespectful” and “Insulting”?

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

Science Matters: Best Practices for Preserving Nature

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Returning To Work

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

Daniel Fernandez, | Ariff Roose | Richard Bradbury

10:00 PM

The Pulse