Last year, Malaysia was ranked first in the ‘Best Healthcare in the World’ category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index, with a score of 95 out of 100 and this Melaka woman’s story showed exactly that!
Recently, Lee Yee Lan praised the government’s healthcare system through a Facebook post after her elderly mother needed urgent medical care due to high blood pressure last week.
She wrote, “I am proud to be Malaysian and to tell the world that we do have the best healthcare system that meets the needs of its citizens”.
In the post, Lee started off by explaining that she had to call for an ambulance to rush her mother to the Melaka Hospital around 2am as she was vomiting and had very high blood pressure. By the time they reached the emergency department, she was immediately impressed to see the medical team attending to many different patients calmly and professionally.
Lee wrote that her 86-year-old mother was admitted to run more tests and because of the Covid-19 pandemic she was not allowed to go to the ward or even visit her during her one week stay. This worried her as her mother has been quite dependent on her for most things.
However, she was overwhelmed with the care she and her mother received from the doctors and nurses throughout the one week her mother was warded at the hospital. Lee also added that the healthcare professionals were very patient with her questions and felt very reassured that her mother was under good care.
The hospital even had the physiotherapist come to help her mum regain her mobility.
In the post, she expressed her appreciation and thanked the healthcare workers for their dedication and patience.
“I want to share that what happened last week makes me truly appreciate our healthcare system. The doctors and nurses updated me regularly by phone on her progress and their investigations… I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Dr Firdaus, Dr Wee, the nurses and many others that I can’t name. May the Almighty look over you and bless you with strength and good health so that you can continue to serve and treat the sick again,” she wrote.
You would think that intense care like that would cost a fortune but turns out, the hospital bill only came up to RM60 for a one week stay, including several tests, scans, medication, lab tests and x-ray.
Lee said her mother, who was diagnosed with a minor heart ailment, is on her way to recovery at home. Read her full post, here: