Thursday, September 28, 2006

Privatisation Of Ambulance Service

Govt gives up on hopeless ambulance service - The Sun, 26th Sept 2006
  • The government has given up on trying to correct the attitude of civil servants to provide satisfactory ambulance service at government hospitals.
  • "The attitude of drivers and lack of trained personnel have given us no choice but to to privatise the service," said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
  • He said a proposal on this was submitted to the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) last June (2006) and the ministry was awaiting approval.
  • "Because of this, we feel it is better to rent the ambulances or pay to use the private ones available," he told reporters after launching a "Special Discounted Indemnity Insurance Scheme for Young Medical Doctors" here today.
  • "It's akin to being at a restaurant. The presence of many waiters does not mean that your food will arrive fast," he added.

I second the move to privatise ambulance service, since they are really helpless. Before that let's make sure we sack all the problematic civil servants that has serious attitude problems. We do not want to pay them the same salary while doing nothing. We have enough "white elephants" in the zoo.


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