Saturday, October 23, 2021

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It’ a wise move by government

BY RACHEL MINA The Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society (SGGS) has welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob's ‘Malaysian Family’ (Keluarga Malaysia) initiative. SGGS president Dennis Tan said that the Malaysian Family was a wise move by the government in...

Dispose of PPE properly

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has urged members of the public not to dispose of used personal protective equipment (PPE) indiscriminately as they will pose a threat to the environment. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said while the...

Public health more important that politics: CM

LIMBANG: Above all else is the people’s health. It must come first, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Dismissing talk of a possible general election in July next year, he said it is crucial that politics —...

Covid-19 pandemic a wake-up call for public health

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for the public health system and an urgent change should happen now to avoid similar catastrophic events in the future, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said...

Public health intervention still needed

KUCHING: A number of public health intervention measures still need to be implemented in the new normal with Covid-19. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said this is crucial to contain the spread of...

New hybrid variant in Vietnam not yet detected in Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The new hybrid variant of Covid-19 which has the characteristics of the Indian and United Kingdom variants found in Vietnam has not been detected in other countries including Malaysia, said Health director-general Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah. In this...

Vaccines stop the virus, not infection

KUCHING: Vaccines are not foolproof as its effectiveness depends on the individual’s immune system, said Prof Hsu Li Yang as reported by Straits Times. “For those whose immune systems are compromised, and even for those with otherwise normal immune systems,...

Dr Noor Hisham awarded Honorary Doctorate in Leadership in Public Health

KUALA LUMPUR: Health director-genera Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was conferred the honorary doctorate in Leadership in Public Health in conjunction with the 48th convocation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The scroll was presented to him by UKM chancellor...

Infectious disease centre a proactive move

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The setting up of the Sarawak’s own infectious disease research centre is a reflection of the state government’s far sighted policy in mitigating future threats to public health. Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Amar Michael Manyin...

Will emergency declaration impact economy?

KUCHING: The declaration of emergency would affect the nation’s economy, said Dewan Negara Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew. “Regardless of whether an emergency is declared or not the country's economy will be adversely affected. The uncertainty it creates will have...
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It’ a wise move by government

BY RACHEL MINA The Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society (SGGS) has welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob's ‘Malaysian...
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