Public have strong confidence in local healthcare, reveals survey

KUALA LUMPUR: The confidence in Malaysia's healthcare system has been rated as outperforming the global country average at 64 per cent and is the eight highest among the 34 countries surveyed.

In a finding by market researcher Ipsos, it also said the improvement came on the heels of the country's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The strong confidence shows that in the eyes of the Malaysian public, the healthcare system withstood the test of the pandemic, and trust remains high as the country moves into a post Covid-19 phase.

Ipsos also found that mental healthcare became priority post pandemic.

"Mental health became a core focus during the pandemic and the movement restrictions imposed to

counter it, and in the eyes of Malaysians, continued emphasis on mental health is needed.

"Concerns about obesity and diabetes have been elevated as the pandemic has receded, and perception of smoking as a health problem has doubled from last year."

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