Reminding the Ministry of health to prepare for few problems if they give in to the RICH and POWERFUL lobby of greedy Pharmacists.
1/ Clinics will no more need to employ many staff, many Clinic Assistants will lost the job. In the whole Malaysia roughly 100,000 persons will lost the jobs.
(Doctors could run the clinic with one assistant only.)
2/ Please do not simply say that these Clinic Assistants could be absorbed by Pharmacies. As they are not Pharmacists if they are allowed to handle and dispense the medicine. (Now Pharmacies claimed that they could describe the dose, effects and side-effects.) Then…what is the difference? Not allowed to do the same job in the clinic but if allowed in Pharmacies..group of doctors could even sue all the relevant persons.
Doctors could hire the Private Investigators to spy on the Pharmacies about whether there is enough Pharmacists for full time, dispensing done by themselves or others, and about selling or treating without the doctor’s prescription.
3/ Consultation fees would be definitely increased.
4/ One good thing is we all could write the best and most expensive medicines. IF Pharmacies have no stock or could not cover the expenses it is not the doctors’ problem.
Ministry of Health is seemed to be pressured by rich and politically well connected very powerful people who own the Pharmacies.
Who are they?
Doctors and people need to find out and expose this corruption.