Health Ministry to probe Al Jazeera documentary baby selling claim

Nov 27, 2016
Subra said he instructed his ministry to initiate an investigation specifically towards doctors and healthcare facilities highlighted in the programme.
Subra said he instructed his ministry to initiate an investigation specifically towards doctors and healthcare facilities highlighted in the programme.

Health Minister S. Subramaniam said the ministry took very serious attention to the numerous issues highlighted in the Al Jazeera documentary claiming Malaysia a central hub for selling babies.

Subra said he instructed his ministry to initiate an investigation specifically towards doctors and healthcare facilities highlighted in the programme.

“Depending on the result of the investigation, action will be taken accordingly towards the doctors and healthcare facilities involved,” he said in a statement.

He said all medical practitioners were expected at all times to observe proper standards of personal behaviour in keeping with the dignity of the profession.

Al-Jazeera aired a documentary on November 25 titled “Malaysia: Babies for Sale.

Subra also urged the public to help curb this activity, by being more alert and willing to come forward with the relevant information, for further action by the relevant agencies.

Thus, the participation of the community to be hand-in-hand with the Ministry in safeguarding the patients’ safety and the quality of our healthcare system is highly appreciated to assist in putting a stop to this dissolute activity, he added.

Source: Bernama

 

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