It’s very sad and distressing that some doctors (not too many thankfully!) indulge in pseudoscience or conspiracy theories, often without scientific methods to prove their “claims” or “beliefs” as they frustrate moves to vaccinate people against Covid-19, writes Dr John Teo.
Sometimes doctors get frustrated and complain that nothing is achieved. However, it would make sense to join the Malaysian Medical Association so that the voices of doctors and the public can be heard by the decision makers, writes Dr John Teo.
The government, private healthcare industries, related stakeholders and doctors need to introspect and reflect deeply on how the private healthcare industry in Malaysia can move forward to serve the needs of all.
Kota Kinabalu-based Dr John Teo says bureaucratic red-tape must be cut and maximum support provided to frontliners in Sabah who face challenges in carrying out their duties in combatting a spike in Covid-19 cases.
As the third Covid-19 wave and the Conditional Movement Control Order have brought Sabah and its capital Kota Kinabalu to their knees, Dr John Teo stresses it is important for the federal and state government to work closely with NGOs and the rakyat to end the pandemic.