What is DS? Dispensing Separation, where people visit doctors for check up and consultancy. All medicine only to be dispense in pharmacy by pharmacist. Singapore, Indonesia, India, Philippines and many countries around the whole world practicing this method. Government hospital in Malaysia has been practicing this for ages. We are not new with this system. Currently we are still bound under Poison Act 1952. These act very soon to be replace by Pharmacy Act. According to Poison Act 1952, doctors allowed to dispense medicine and pharmacist being given the same right. What influenced Poison Act 1952 to give an obsolute right to doctors for dispensing? In the 50's, ratio of pharmacist over the population to huge and far below WHO recommendations which is 1:2000. Now the ratio in Malaysia, 1:2400 + 1300 graduates each year. According to statistics, by 2020 the ratio should meet 1:1600.
Doctors and Pharmacist having heated debate and arguments restlessly everywhere over the net. Both raising up their concern. One thing which I don't understand is, why Putri Umno taking sides over this issue by doing collaboration with Malaysian Doctors Club? Why not together with Pharmacist Club too?
This is a dialogue. Will there be another dialogue with Pharmacist as well? Biro Kesihatan Puteri UMNO Malaysia dominance by doctors? From what I see, this is totally bias and taking sides. This is not healthy. UMNO for all Malays not just for doctors. Secondly, my humble opinion is, Biro Kesihatan Puteri UMNO clearly against government own policy on DS which has been practiced at all government hospital here in Malaysia. If really Biro Kesihatan Puteri UMNO Malaysia representing somebody, who would it be? Doctors? Private? Or Government? Since they are clearly taking sides, they have an explanation to do.