Monday, September 27, 2021

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Seek help immediately if you suffer from depression

KUCHING: Depression is a treatable medical illness and individuals suffering from it should immediately seek professional help. According to the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), depression is actually a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of...

Dr Yii urges permanent posting for healthcare workers

KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has called on the government to provide more permanent postings for healthcare workers in the country. While he welcomed the government’s announcement for medical, dental and pharmaceutical officers to be given a two-year...

Lack of human resource in healthcare system needs addressing

KUCHING: Despite the nation’s seemingly healthy doctor-to-population ratio, the severe lack of human resource in the public healthcare system remains a problem. Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) honorary sec-gen Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo said this was evidenced by the rise in burnout...

Expedite recovery of healthcare system

KUCHING: Lawmakers and the federal government have been urged to expedite the recovery of the nation’s ailing healthcare system. Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) honorary sec-gen Dr Thirunavukarasu Rajoo said the healthcare system had been debilitated for several years and on...

MMA suggests MOH to conduct mass Covid-19 test in HIDE’s hotspot areas

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) suggests the Health Ministry (MOH) to conduct mass Covid-19 screening in hotspots areas identified by Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE). Its president, Prof Datuk Dr Subramaniam Muniandy, also proposed that MOH should...

Vaccines ‘approved and safe’

KUCHING: The Covid-19 vaccines that are approved for use in Malaysia are safe and effective, said Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Sarawak chairman Dr Teh Siao Hean. “It has been reported in the lay press in some countries, most recently in...

Sarawak MMA welcomes efforts to speed up vaccination

KUCHING: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), Sarawak Branch welcomes all efforts to speed up the Covid-19 vaccination. Chairman Dr Teh Siao Hean was responding to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who said that Sarawak...

Exiting lockdown cycle via vaccines

KUCHING: The upcoming vaccination exercise will result in the country’s exit from its repetitive lockdown cycles, said former Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr John Chew. “A strict lockdown rocks the virus of its oxygen. Through containment and mitigation, we...

Test all patients, MoH urged

KUCHING: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has once again urged the Ministry of Health (MoH) to revert to its earlier policy of testing all close contacts instead of only testing symptomatic close contacts. Its president Professor Datuk Dr Subramaniam Muniandy...

MMA urges govt to create more permanent posts for doctors

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has urged the government to immediately create more permanent posts for medical officers as part of efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. MMA president Prof Datuk Dr Subramaniam Muniandy said that addressing human...
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Adopt greater health consciousness

KUCHING: Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged the people to be more health conscious while having to live with...
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