MEDIA STATEMENT BY WAN SAIFUL WAN JAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF STRATEGY AND POLICY BUREAU, PPBM
*Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani has forgotten his own constituency?*
Kuala Lumpur, 3 April 2018: The UMNO-led Barisan Nasional government has failed to manage the country’s coffers to the point that the health of Malaysians are at risk, especially low-income families in Kuala Lumpur. I sighted a copy of a letter sent by Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan to District Health Officers inTitiwangsa, Kepong, Cheras, Putrajaya dan Lembah Pantai. This letter stated that UMNO’s budget cut meant that patients with diabetes in these areas can undergo only one HbA1c test this year. The gold standard is four per year.
According to the latest National Health and Morbidity Survey, almost one in five Malaysian adults has diabetes. This is worrying and makes regular monitoring all the more imperative. HbA1c is a test to determine if their diabetes is under control. It should be done every 3 months, or four times a year. If regular monitoring is not undertaken, patients face increased risks of kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and blindness.
We have a two-in-one Minister of Finance, namely Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Razak and Titiwangsa MP Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani. But under them our national debt has skyrocketed, so much so that the welfare of common people are now at risk. This includes the people in Titiwangsa itself, in addition to Kepong, Cheras, Putrajaya and Lembah Pantai. Have they been so busy colluding with each other in the cover up of various national scandals that they have been unable to manage our country’s finances properly? I urge them to reveal fully all the services have they reduced or cancelled as a result of their failure in financial management.
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