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Datuk Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo

Datuk Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo

Honorary General Secretary Malaysian Medical Association

Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo is currently the Honorary General Secretary of the Malaysian Medical Association, which is the largest and oldest medical association in Malaysia. He was the Chairman of the Private Practitioner Section of the Malaysian Medical Association since 2017. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of CareClinics Healthcare Servicss Sdn Bhd, which operates 28 General Practice Clinics mostly located in the greater KL.

He is representing MMA in various national committees. Some of the committees that he is a member are:
1. National Medicine Policy
2. National Antimicrobial Resistance Committee
3. National Committee on the Managed Care Organisation
4. Malaysian Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee
5. Private Healthcare Productivity Nexus
6. Drug Control Authority

He also initiated 3 major studies for General Practitioners:
1. Dispensing Separation: Perception of Public Visiting Primary Care Clinics in Malaysia. 2016
2. A Study on the Health Economics of General Practitioners in Malaysia: Trends, Challenges and Moving Forward. 2017
3. Knowledge, Attitude & Perception of General Practitioners towards NCDs.

He is also actively involved in various negotiations concerning the General Practitioners on major issues affecting the practice, namely:
1. Dispensing Separation – RUUF Port Dickson. 2015
2. 7th Fee Schedule for General Practitioners
3. Managed Care Organisations
4. Enhancing General Practice
5. Medicine Price Control
6. Online Healthcare Services, the Need for Legal Framework.

Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo has been the voice of General Practitioners. He was invited to lead the General Practitioners at the town hall meeting attended by 1000 General Practitioners with the then Honorable Minister of Health, Malaysia.

He has been in the practice of medicine for the last 14 years. Dr Arasu, as known among the fraternity is also a practicing General Practitioner and founded the Poliklinik Cahaya group of clinics and recently CareClinics Healthcare Services Sdn Bhd. His group practice operates 25 clinics in the greater Kuala Lumpur, with all the clinics are connected via Electronic Medical Records. Recently, a Personal Health Record was also launched as pilot for 2 of the clinics, whereby patient’s health records are pushed to the patient via the app. His group adopts to IR4.0 and moving towards patient centred care and value-based healthcare by adopting innovation and technology that benefits the patients.

He was a member of the Greater Klang Valley COVID-19 Task Force and Technical Working Group (TWG) PPP Primary Care under the Health and Sciences COVID-19 Advisory Group of Experts (EAG).

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