The Malaysian Government is planning to expand neurological services across all state hospitals by employing at least two neurosurgeons in each.

In addition, at least four neurosurgeons will work at six regional centres in Johor Baharu, Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

Health minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that the move woul significantly improve the coverage of neurosurgical services and patient care, especially in the management of neurotrauma cases, which are still a major problem in the country.

Eight state hospitals in Malaysia do not have neurological services at present.