KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has hit out at those manipulating information on the ongoing discussions on the 1Care for 1Malaysia plan.
He said the discussions were still at the preliminary level and it was premature to decide on anything.
“There is a lot of manipulation by certain quarters to confuse the public and this is very unfortunate because the 1Care programme is an ongoing transformation effort for the uplifting of healthcare system in the country,” he said after the launch of PhAMA Industry Fact book yesterday.
Liow said one of the areas that these people kept focusing on was the 10% figure which individuals have to pay.
“This is a false figure and they are trying to scare the people.
“They know very well that the contributions comprised three parties the Government, employers and employees. But there are certain quarters who try to confuse the people and say that it is 10% from employees, which is totally wrong.” he said.
Liow said the ministry would disclose the truth to the public.
The ministry had pledged that the proposed healthcare transformation would be “better than the current system”.
On another matter, Liow refuted the notion that pharmacists have difficulty finding jobs.
He said the delay was due to the review of the New Public Service Remuneration Scheme (SBPA) that was being carried out.
“We will ensure that the new pharmacists are recruited as soon as possible,” he said, adding that they would be taken in at the old salary scale until the new scheme is in place.
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