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"If a patient ends up in the ward, there have been a failure at many levels of health promotion and health prevention for him to be there. What more if the patient ends up in intensive care." B. Priya Lakshmi (cohort 2019-20)

Two health care workers in a hospital © FILE PIX: Primary healthcare in Malaysia is touted to be among the best in the world.
FILE PIX: Primary healthcare in Malaysia is touted to be among the best in the world.

Our student B. Priya Lakshmi  (cohort 2019-20) reflects on how primary care doctors and public health specialists are the gate-keepers preventive healthcare and how these public health roles should be made more attractive to retain specialised staff.

Read the full article: Give 'gate-keepers' their due on the NST website

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