Malaysias medical fees cheapest in the world, says Najib

Malaysia’s medical fees cheapest in the world, says Najib   New 

by MJN team | 28 Feb 2015

The medical and health charges imposed by government hospitals and clinics in Malaysia are the cheapest in the world, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic).

He said Putrajaya not only spent a large amount of money providing health service facilities but also imposed the lowest fees in the world on patients.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Award for doctor

Award for doctor   New 

by MJN team

P.K. Sasidharan, Professor of Medicine and Head, Department of Medicine and Haematology, Kozhikode Government Medical College, has been awarded the prestigious Netaji Oration Award of the Association of Physicians of India (API). The award is in recognition of his achievements as a doctor, teacher, researcher, social worker and the contributions to the medical profession and health care in the country, says a press release. Dr. Sasidharan will deliver the Netaji Oration at the annual national conference...
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New Products & Technology

Japanese robot bear nurses soon to care for rapidly ageing population

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Health Alert

Clearing up vaccination myths

Clearing up vaccination myths

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Featured Headlines

Doctor in the digital house

Doctor in the digital house

MJN Team | 26 Feb 2015

When Christopher Tan’s mother passed away some two years ago from liver cirrhosis brought on by Hepatitis C, he had a nagging feeling that he and his family did not do enough to save her, and this led him to co-found Tab-a-doctor, a portal that enables users to look for...

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MOH: Raid of private clinic by health authorities

MJN Team | 24 Feb 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - The Ministry of Health (Ministry) refers to the article, “Health authorities raid clinic of independent candidate” by Athi Shankar (www.freemalaysiatoday.com, February 17, 2015). The said clinic was raided on 16 February 2015, in response to public...

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Survey showed 90% patients prefer doctors

MJN Team | 23 Feb 2015

Twenty-years ago when I was an active member in the Malaysian Medical Association and the Federation of Medical Practitioner’s Association, I did a survey on the choice of taking medicine from either the practitioner or a pharmacy About 12,000 patients took part in...

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International News

Male nursing grads allege discrimination in govt jobs

Male nursing grads allege discrimination in govt jobs

16 Feb 15

BHOPAL - After spending Rs 4 lakh and four-and-half years in completing B Sc (Nursing) degree from a city-based nursing college, Vijay Sharma can't work in Madhya Pradesh. Reason: State government has not created vacancies for male nurses since 2011 and...

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Education News

Perdana Uni ties up with another US medical school

Perdana Uni ties up with another US medical school

04 Feb 15

PETALING JAYA: Following the exit of its previous American partner last year, Perdana University has announced a new collaboration with another top US-based medical school. The Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (Pugsom) will embark on a...

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Pharmaceutical

New vaccine to fight dengue in the pipeline, says Health Ministry

New vaccine to fight dengue in the pipeline, says Health Ministry

26 Feb 15

A French-developed vaccine that will help in the fight against dengue will be available in the market including Malaysia by mid-2015 after all the clinical tests have been completed and subject to registration with relevant authorities. Deputy Health...

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Business & Investments

Toshiba Medical unit’s plant to be fully ready in July

Toshiba Medical unit’s plant to be fully ready in July

17 Feb 15

GEORGE TOWN - Toshiba Medical Systems Manufacturing Asia Sdn Bhd (TMMA), a unit of Japan-based Toshiba Medical Systems Corp , expects its new RM50mil facility in Bayan Lepas to be fully operational by July 2015. Toshiba (healthcare company) president ...

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