Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Set guidelines to obtain vaccine exemption certificates

KUCHING: The Health Ministry should introduce a proper guideline for the public to obtain their digital exemption certificates for Covid-19 vaccination. Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan said without the guidelines, it would open up room for discrimination. “Health...

Health Ministry serious in containing virus

KUCHING: The proactive move made by the Health Ministry to track down the unvaccinated individuals reflects its seriousness in containing the Covid-19 virus in Malaysia, said Datuk Seri Doris Sophia Brodie. “In actuality, I am not surprised that there are...

Good to track down unvaccinated individuals

KUCHING: A senior youth member of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Robert Ayu supports the Health Ministry’s move to track down the unvaccinated individuals instead of waiting for them to turn up at the vaccination centres (PPVs). “For Malaysia to...

Use data to understand disease, says Dr Sim

KUCHING: Members of the public are encouraged to follow the granular data released by the Health Ministry through its newly launched website, CovidNow. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said by doing this, the...

Govt to spend RM1.2 bln to extend contracts for 14,000 medical, dental officers, pharmacists

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has agreed to extend the contracts of about 14,000 medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists for a period of two years (or 7,000 per cohort/year) which will involve a financial implication of RM1.2 billion, said Finance...

Nation has too many medical graduates

KUCHING: Malaysia’s inability to employ all of its medical graduates has been attributed to the country having more graduates that the Health Ministry (MoH) can absorb. An independent think tank Emir Research, in their recent findings, said the issue stemmed...

Address overwhelmed ICU

KUCHING: The Health Ministry should investigate and address claims that the intensive care unit (ICU) at Sibu Hospital is overwhelmed. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii noted that frontliners at the hospital claimed that its ICU beds were full, forcing...

Designs of future hospitals must be suitable to deal with new normal

KUALA LUMPUR: The designs of future hospitals in the country need to be changed so as to be suitable for facing unprecedented events, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba. He said this was...

Upgrading of doctors’ contracts needs clarification

KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said he welcomes the move by the Health Ministry to streamline the service grade for contract medical officers from grade UD41 to UD43, however, the implementation needs to be made clearer. There are...

Give priority of permanent posts to Sarawakian MOs

Sarawakian medical officers (MOs) should be given top priority in obtaining permanent posts at hospitals in the state. Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing (SUPP-Meradong) urged the Health Ministry to look into this matter and implement it accordingly. “The Health Ministry in September...
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Set guidelines to obtain vaccine exemption certificates

KUCHING: The Health Ministry should introduce a proper guideline for the public to obtain their digital exemption certificates for...
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