Mistaken Identity

SERDANG: A doctor was allegedly tackled to the ground, handcuffed and assaulted by an elite federal police team after being mistaken for a robber. This happened last Friday at Hospital Serdang despite the 28-year-old being in his doctor’s outfit, with a stethoscope around his neck and the hospital identification tag. The raiding police team was…

IIUM Medical Centre, Kuantan officially launched today

IIUM Kuantan, 20 July 2016 – The Constitutional Head of IIUM, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah today officiated the opening of IIUM Medical Centre (IIUMMC) located in the IIUM medical campus in Kuantan, Pahang. The IIUMC was built in July 2012 and completed in May 2016. The…

Hospital Penuh, Kerajaan Syor Bakal Doktor Cuba Kerjaya Lain

Kementerian Kesihatan mencadangkan agar graduan perubatan boleh berkhidmat di kementerian lain dalam menangani masalah kekurangan perjawatan bagi pegawai perubatan baharu di hospital kerajaan. Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan (Perubatan), Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran berkata cadangan itu sebagai alternatif ekoran ramai graduan perubatan terpaksa menunggu lama sebelum mereka dapat berkhidmat di hospital kerajaan. “Pada waktu dulu, sistem…

Should Hospitals Treat Patients as Customers, Partners or Both?

In an increasingly competitive healthcare environment, hospitals are seeking new ways to attract and retain patients. In addition, now that patient satisfaction is tied to reimbursement under value-based purchasing, hospitals are beginning to think of and treat patients as customers. Some hospitals, for example, have developed hotel-like amenities to create a comfortable environment. At the…