The Malaysian Health Coalition is disappointed with a mere 4.3% increase in the overall allocation for the Health Ministry (MOH) in Budget 2021, setting aside the additional non-MOH allocations in the Covid-19 Fund. This increase is insufficient during a great pandemic, and we note that this Budget did not come close our proposed target of 4% of national GDP (as stated on 2 November 2020).
All Ministries Must Decide Based on Health Expertise
The Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC) supports the government’s decision to ensure consistency with the Movement Control Order (MCO), such as keeping barbershops and beauty salons closed and cancelling all Ramadan bazaars this year.
As the Malaysian Health Coalition representing 23 professional societies, 6 civil societies and 11 individuals, we congratulate Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba as Malaysia’s new Health Minister, and Dato’ Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali and Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang as Malaysia’s new Deputy Health Ministers.