KUALA LUMPUR: The International Living magazine's recognition of Malaysia's healthcare system is an achievement which the people can be proud of, and be inspired to continue to move forward.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government's efforts paid off when Malaysia was rated as having the best healthcare system in the world.
"This recognition from the International Living magazine was also published in the CNBC news website. The magazine reported that Malaysia had some of the well-trained doctors in Asia and the majority received their training and education from around the world," he said in a post on his blog, najibrazak.com, today.
In the post, which also displayed a photo of a 1Malaysia Clinic, Najib said Malaysian doctors spoke fluent English and that facilitated patients from foreign countries to seek treatment here.
He said healthcare was an important field because it determined the people's welfare and country's harmony.
"Without good and quality healthcare, the people's lives and country's administration will be affected. Healthy people can maintain productivity and generate national economy.
"That is why, the government stresses on healthcare service so that every Malaysian can enjoy high-quality healthcare," added the prime minister.
Each year, Najib said, the government funded a huge subsidy to enable the people to get the best healthcare service.
"Not only that, the government is always thinking of ways to make sure the service reaches all corners of the country and all walks of life, in urban or rural areas. That is why, we have the 1Malaysia Mobile Clinic," he said. -- BERNAMA