11MP: Better medical services in rural, remote areas

11MP: Better medical services in rural, remote areas   New 

by MJN team | 25 May 2015

PETALING JAYA - Rural and remote areas will have better access to medical specialists under the 11th Malaysia Plan. Under the Improving 'Wellbeing for All' focus area, support for underserved communities would be enhanced as part of the Government's efforts to achieve universal access to quality healthcare.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Honour for Jipmer nurse

Honour for Jipmer nurse

by MJN team

Kalpana Sampath, Assistant Nursing Superintendent, JIPMER Hospital, Puducherry, has been honoured with National Florence Nightingale Award on the occasion of International Nurses Day organised recently at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Ms. Sampath was among the 35 nursing professionals in India who were presented awards by President Pranab Mukherjee....
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Health Alert

Use of Anti-hysteria Kit confusing society - Malaysian Psychiatric Association

Use of Anti-hysteria Kit confusing society - Malaysian Psychiatric Association

KUALA LUMPUR - Treating hysterical attacks with the use of an anti-hysteria kit "to drive out evil spirits" is confusing society, according to the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA). MPA president, Professor Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said managing hysteria attacks without...   More »


Featured Headlines

Medical council must not be a for-profit body – S. Somaskandar and others

Medical council must not be a for-profit body – S. Somaskandar and others

MJN Team | 24 May 2015

We refer to the impending decision of the Health Ministry to corporatise the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) as a separate private organisation. While we laud the noble objective of increasing independence and regulatory powers of the MMC, we wish to express our concern...

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When second opinion matters

MJN Team | 22 May 2015

When patients are faced with difficult health circumstances and have to make decisions that will affect their lives, it is common for them to have that tingling feeling that one doctor’s opinion might not be enough. Should I seek a second opinion? How do I can it...

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Many visiting 1Malaysia clinics as charges are low and helps cut cost of livin

MJN Team | 20 May 2015

MANY Ipoh folk, especially those in the low-income group, are appreciative that more 1Malaysia clinics have been set up in the city. This is even more so with the rising cost of living after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect. At the Bercham clinic, which ...

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International News

Croatian doctors lured west, giving newest EU member a headache

Croatian doctors lured west, giving newest EU member a headache

19 May 15

The strong turnout at Careers in White, an international jobs fair for health workers last month in the Croatian capital, was good news for organisers but poses a headache for the newest member of the European...

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Education News

UMMC budget slashed by RM20.27 million, says Muhyiddin

UMMC budget slashed by RM20.27 million, says Muhyiddin   New 

25 May 15

University Malaya Medical Centre's (UMMC) budget was slashed by RM20.27 million as part of Putrajaya's rationalisation exercise, said Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the cuts were due to...

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Pharmaceutical

China to drop price caps on medicine

China to drop price caps on medicine

18 May 15

Acting on its pledge to let the market play a bigger role, made at a key policy summit in November 2013, China has been removing state-sanctioned price controls in several sectors over the past year, the latest...

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Business & Investments

New Seberang Jaya Hospital will be completed by 2018, says Muhyiddin

New Seberang Jaya Hospital will be completed by 2018, says Muhyiddin

18 May 15

BUKIT MERTAJAM - The medical needs of mainland residents will be better served when the Seberang Jaya Hospital’s new RM400mil multi-storey building is completed in 2018, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri...

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