One was launched in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, today. There'll be more, and they are no threat to private clinics.
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who launched the clinic, said doctors have nothing to worry about their earnings being affected by the existence of these clinics which concentrate on giving patients normal medical examinations like checking blood pressure level for hypertension, and sugar level.
"The cases from here (1Malaysia clinics) will be referred to them for further examination or treatment, or the patients will then go to the government hospitals.
"So, I do not regard this as a win-lose situation but actually a win-win situation...it's easy for the people while the private clinics will receive patients as usual."