Monday, July 26, 2021

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One in five Malaysians suffer from anaemia

KUALA LUMPUR: One in five or 21.3 per cent of Malaysians suffer from anaemia or low haemoglobin concentration in red blood cells, according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019 (NHMS 2019). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham...

MOH gives conditional approval to two Covid-19 self-test kits

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry (MOH) through the Medical Devices Authority (MDA) has released a list of two Covid-19 self-test kits that have received conditional approval for import and distribution in the country. Through an infographic shared on MOH’s Facebook...

Find–test–trace–isolate–support method crucial

KUCHING: A medical expert has expressed concern over the country’s high reliance on vaccination in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, consultant paediatrician and neonatologist based at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital pointed out that find-test-trace-isolate-support...

Miti letter rejection due to cases of abuse to ‘balik kampung’

JEMPOL: Interstate travel approval letters issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Miti) for business and work purposes was disallowed for four days effective today as certain individuals were found to have abused them to return to their...

PdPR to continue until Aug 31

KUALA LUMPUR: The home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) school sessions will continue until Aug 31. The Education Ministry (MOE), in a statement today, said this decision was made after taking into account the current Covid-19 pandemic situation as well as...

PSC on health, science and innovation to finally meet

KUCHING: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Health, Science and Innovation has been allowed to meet. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said the meeting was set for July 23 in the Parliament building with notices also issued to Health...

Call to expedite vaccination for teachers

KUCHING: The government has been urged to expedite  Covid-19 vaccination for teachers as to date, only 36 per cent have been inoculated. “This is still way below the ideal vaccination of 100 per cent. I hope the Ministry of Education...

No plans yet to mix and match vaccines due to lack of data

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) does not plan to mix and match Covid-19 vaccines due to lack of adequate data on the matter, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said. He said so far, the National Pharmaceutical...

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...

Abolish contract system, health ministry urged

KUCHING: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has been urged to abolish the contract system and absorb all 23,000 contract medical officers into the public sector as permanent employees. In making the call, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president Dr Michael...
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