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Sarawak seeks bigger healthcare allocation

KUCHING: Sarawak needs additional allocation to improve accessibility of quality healthcare services, especially by rural folk, said Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.   He said Malaysia’s public healthcare expenditure is at 2.58 percent of Gross Domestic…

Geriatric health care awareness vital

KUCHING: The Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (MSGM) anticipates that closer cooperation with the government and its agencies will result in an expansion in the local geriatric physician population to handle the rapidly rising demand for older patients. President of…

Understanding Tourette Syndrome

MALAYSIANS in general may not be familiar with Tourette Syndrome, but experts estimated between 0.3 to 1.0 percent of the Malaysian population across all cultures and races are likely to develop the syndrome. The syndrome involves repetitive movements or unwanted…

How to prevent suicide

KUCHING: A comprehensive suicide prevention strategy needs to be employed in collaboration with healthcare, social care, economic and legal support to form a safety net. Dr Ravivarma Rao Panirselvam, a psychiatrist at Miri Hospital, said this is crucial for when…

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