Tuesday, July 27, 2021

children

Welfare department reviewing guidelines to tighten application approvals for care centres

REMBAU: The Social Welfare Department (JKM) is reviewing several guidelines to tighten the approval of applications for the operation of care centres, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun. She said the matter would be...

No plan to inject kids under 18

KUCHING: Sarawak has no plans to vaccinate kids under the age of 18. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the focus now was only on vaccinating those aged 18 and above. "For those under 18 years, we are...

Young people with medical problems given priority for vaccination

PUTRAJAYA: For the time being, only children aged 12 to 17 years old with underlying medical problems will be vaccinated, said National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said the technical group of the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply...

May our children be all-rounders

Happiness is when you realise your children have turned out to be good people.—  Unknown I was bemused to read a story about a Peking University professor who was complaining about his daughter’s poor academic scores in a video that...

Covid-19 infection among children, infants worrying

KUALA LUMPUR: COVID-19 infection among children and infants is a cause for concern as they have become the groups at risk after the elderly, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. He said the matter should...

Keeping kindies safe for kids

KUCHING: Kindergartens operating during the current conditional movement control order (CMCO) are adhering strictly to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to keep the children under their care safe and sound. Although the children have to observe the strict SOPs, school...

Vaccinate children too

KUCHING: While it is important to focus on vaccinating adults, senior citizens and people with disabilities (OKU), the need to vaccinate children, especially those with comorbidities, should also be taken into consideration. Associate Professor Dr Helmy Hazmi, a public health...

Powdered milk for children in Sibu Jaya

SIBU: Children in enhanced movement control order (EMCO) areas in Sibu Jaya here received powdered milk from Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong branch. Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee, together with SUPP Dudong branch chairman Wong Ching Yong and Sibu...

Mercy flight for children with heart ailments

KUCHING: A toddler and a baby in need of immediate medical treatment due to heart problems were flown by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to Subang Air Force Base yesterday. The children, who were referred to the National Heart...

Fundraiser to help children with cleft lips undergo surgery

KUCHING: Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia (RMHC Malaysia) is planning to set up a special fundraising programme for Sarawak-born children, especially for children with cleft lips. Its general manager Mohd Nasri Mohd Nordin said the programme would become a means...
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