Monday, October 22, 2007

Message by Ministry of Health 2002

Message from Minister of Health
Dato Chua Jui Meng 6 Sept. 2002

"…The national healthcare delivery system in Malaysia is predominantly Western-based and dominated by western-trained doctors. We, however, recognize the growing interest in traditional / complementary medicine worldwide, and we are prepared to take the necessary steps to integrate western medicine and traditional / complementary medicine, for a more holistic approach towards healthcare.

For this purpose, The Ministry of Health has set up a Standing Committee for Traditional / Complementary Medicine in 1997. Last year, the Ministry launched the National Health Policy for Traditional / Complementary Medicine, after obtaining extensive input and feedback from all stakeholders in T/CM.

We will ensure that the objective and strategies outlined in the policy are fully understood by all concerned, in order to pave the way for integration of T/CM into Malaysian healthcare system…"

A message at Complementary Healthcare 2001 Conference at Putra Trade Centre 6-9 September 2002 by Dato Chua Jui Meng, Menteri Kesihatan Malaysia

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