Johor to Station Medical Prescriptions in Shopping Malls

Convenience: Cutting time for outpatients and reducing crowd in healthcare centres


Former State Education, Health and Human Resource Committee chairman, Aminolhuda Hassan has announced at a press conference that outpatients in Johor government healthy facility can expect to collect their medical prescriptions at selected shopping malls starting from May 2020.

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He noted that several shopping malls in Muar and Batu Pahat, Johor are considering over the setting up of a special counter or space for an initial phase on allowing patients to collect their medicines.

“This is one of the ways to reduce congestion in government hospitals and health clinics, and at the same time reducing the waiting time for the public,” he added. Present with him during the press conference is the Johor Health director Dr. Aman Rabu.

The idea is named as “Locker For You” and currently, the State Health Department is working on getting several shopping malls involved before presenting it to the state government for its implementation.

“This facility is for those whom already have prescriptions and not for first timers.  We expect ‘Locker For You’ to be implemented after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration, around May,” he further added.

Aminolhuda also shared that the tender evaluation process and the Letter of Acceptance for Pasir Gudang Hospital project will be handed to the contractor by June 2020. Citing his hope for the hospital construction to proceed smoothly to be operational; so it would help ease the congestions in Hospital Sultanah Aminah and Hospital Sultan Ismail.