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Najib Opens 1Malaysia Low Risk Maternity Centre

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PUTRAJAYA, April 19 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today opened the 1Malaysia Low Risk Maternity Centre offering first class service with fees as low as RM3.

He said with such low payment, the people could enjoy service on par with first class ward facilities and help reduce their burden.

“Mothers are charged only RM3 for delivery including for treatment, room, medicine and food. This rate is probably the world’s best.

“The facilities are of very good quality, with clean and comfortable rooms and for civil servants no fees are charged. I hope many more such centres are established,” he told reporters after opening the maternity centre here Thursday.

It is another good healthcare service provided by the government in the interest of the people and to provide proper treatment with minimal fee.

In his speech earlier, Najib hopes that the centre equipped with phototherapy treatment facilities and clinics for antenatal and gynaecology services will provide give the best service.

The centre will also have obstetricians, gynaecologists and paediatricians daily to ensure that patients receive quality, professional and effective treatment.

“It will provide comfort and a conducive environment to mothers as husbands are allowed to accompany spouses in accordance with the concept of “husband-friendly hospital,” he added.

The maternity centre which started operation on Jan 30 in Precinct 8 only caters to low risk maternity cases and not limited to residents of Putrajaya.

Source : Bernama

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