Ministry to offer scholarships for anesthesiology

Ministry to offer scholarships for anesthesiology   New 

by MJN team | 23 Oct 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - The Health Ministry is offering 84 scholarships a year from next year for doctors keen in anesthesia in its effort to overcome the shortage of specialists doctors in the discipline. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the move was among the strategies of the government to narrow the ratio of anesthesiologists and patients from 1:45,000 to 1:30,000 by 2030. “We are...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Doctor receives award to train nurses about pain management

Doctor receives award to train nurses about pain management

by MJN team

Dr Babita Ghai, additional professor, Department of Anesthesia, PGIMER has been awarded a grant of US$ 10,000 by International Association for Study of Pain (IASP) to educate nurse about pain and its management. This grant was provided under "IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education" for "Pain education in the graduate nursing school at a tertiary care centre in India"...
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Carbondale physician receives national honor

Carbondale physician receives national honor

by MJN team

Dr. Osvaldo Wesly, the medical director of Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center, has been awarded Physician of the Year from the National Hemophilia Foundation. The Carbondale physician received the award at NHF's 66th annual meeting and awards luncheon last week in Washington, D.C. “I am very honored to have received the award, and I’m even happier to be able to help the people of Southern Illinois with their bleeding...
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Health care worker wins award

Health care worker wins award

by MJN team

A local nurse with the Mineral County Health Department was recently awarded special recognition for her devotion to serving the health care needs of the people of Mineral County. Jennifer Donovan has only been with the department for three years but has already made an impact on those she serves and those she works with at the MCHD. She has been helping those in need in the area since she came to Superior in 2011...
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Healthcare professionals in Asia Pacific are now well-equipped to improve patient safety with Honeywells New Apple Sled Technology

Healthcare professionals in Asia Pacific are now well-equipped to improve patient safety with Honeywell’s New Apple Sled Technology

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Alzheimer’s affects caregivers too

Alzheimer’s affects caregivers too

The issue of care in Alzheimer’s disease should not focus solely on the patient as caregivers need support too. The devastation of Alzheimer’s disease affects not only patients, but also their caregivers. The ramifications of the disease are...   More »


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Featured Stories

IT disasters in IT hospitals

IT disasters in IT hospitals

MJN Team | 22 Oct 2014

It is a sad thing that such a thing occured in an IT Hospital but we should all view it as a blessing in disguise. Let the downfall of one hospital's IT system be the cure for others' ailment. Information technology is not something new in Malaysia. Mampu has...

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Helping Muslims pay for medical treatment

MJN Team | 19 Oct 2014

GEORGE TOWN - ZAKAT Pulau Pinang (ZPP) has allocated RM5.3 million to help 835 Muslim patients meet their medical expenses at public hospitals in the state this year. State Islamic Religious Council president Datuk Mohd Salleh Man said the financial assistance...

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Home in need of nurses

MJN Team | 16 Oct 2014

THE Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged is facing a shortage of nurses to care for the sick and elderly. In operation since 1963 in Jalan Masjid Negeri, the home provides shelter, food and nursing care to about 230 residents mostly females. Its public relations...

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Sarawak, Sabah to have more rural clinics

MJN Team | 14 Oct 2014

KUCHING - The Health Ministry will build more rural health clinics in Sarawak and Sabah and continue with its mobile clinic services due to the vast expanse of both states. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the ministry was paying due attention...

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Local Headline

IJN seen as the Cleveland Clinic of Asia

‘IJN seen as the Cleveland Clinic of Asia’

14 Oct 14

KUALA LUMPUR - On top of the good, solid work done by Malaysia’s Institut Jantung Negara, it is the high accolades and recognition from its peers worldwide that sets our National Heart Institute head and shoulders above others in the Asia Pacific region. The institute...

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Global News

Nurses urgently needed: Another critical global shortage

Nurses urgently needed: Another critical global shortage

20 Oct 14

The Ebola crisis has focused global attention on the nursing profession. Rightly so. Many of the first victims of Ebola have been health care professionals on the frontlines of this deadly disease that has now claimed close to 5,000 lives and affected 9,000 people...

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Education News

Samsung’s special school to train ultrasound specialists

Samsung’s special school to train ultrasound specialists

12 Oct 14

PETALING JAYA - Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd crossed another milestone by paving the way for medical practitioners to enhance skills related to ultrasound equipment with the establishment of SONO University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) - Samsung School...

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Pharmaceutical

Injectable Polio Vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

Injectable Polio Vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

21 Oct 14

NEW DELHI – The Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) is more effective than the oral one, experts said here Tuesday. They emphasised that though the IPV was expensive, it carries the inactive forms of all three strains – Type 1, 2 and 3 – of the polio virus, with no risk...

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Business & Investments

GST exemption likely for 302 essential drugs

GST exemption likely for 302 essential drugs   New 

23 Oct 14

KOTA KINABALU - A total of 302 essential drugs/medicine prescribed by doctors may be free from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. The minister said they were waiting for the approval for these essential medicines to...

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