BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Health & Living  >  Public Health: Should Confinement Services Be Regulated?

Public Health: Should Confinement Services Be Regulated?

Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO, Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy | Dr Imelda Balchin, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

13-Apr-22 16:00

Public Health: Should Confinement Services Be Regulated?

In Malaysia, the confinement period is a sacred time for many mothers who have just given birth. Most, if not all, of the ethnic communities have their own traditional practices that dictate the care of mothers and their newborn babies. But with mothers and babies at their most vulnerable, what are the risks of confinement practices that largely take place in the community and, increasingly, in commercial settings? Consultant O&G Dr Imelda Balchin joins Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO of the Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy, to discuss safe and unsafe confinement practices, and whether there should be standards and regulations governing these services.

Image credit: Shutterstock

Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


Download the BFM mobile app. Stay at home and stay up-to-date.

Tags:  the bigger picturehealth and livingpublic healthconfinementmaternitypregnancypost partumchildbirthbreastfeedingHealthcare, Pharma, BiotechHealthhealth policy


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : I Love KL

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

Datuk Seri Hadian Hashim, Managing Director, Icon Offshore Bhd

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Ringgit & Sense

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Yogesh Sangle, Instarem

11:05 AM

Tech Talk

Access Anywhere

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

*ENT Stories 30th June (Thu)* > OFB with Keasavan Hari Krishnan, ceo/founders, Repotlah > HV with Lindsay Brown,Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan > EBB with Jan Wong, Founder & Online Strategist at OpenMinds Resources (Brand Value Proposition)

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Datuk Seri Hadian Hashim, Managing Director, Icon Offshore Bhd

2:05 PM

Live and Learn

Law & Behold #45: Citizenship, Statelessness, Abandoned Children: Larissa Ann Louis (Lawyer at Azri, Lee Swee Seng & Co, and Director of Hakita) and Simon Siah (Lawyer, and Director of Lawyer Kamek for Change (LK4C)

3:05 PM

Beyond the Ballot Box

Tajuddin Spills the Tea: Dr Bridget Welsh, Honorary Research Associate, University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute-Malaysia

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Getting Health Screening Back On Track: Dr Sri Wahyu Taher, President, Family Medicine Specialists Association

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 - Supercut

OTT On Screen

9:00 PM

I Love KL

10:00 PM

Back To Back