More perks to woo rural docs

More perks to woo rural docs   New 

by MJN team | 23 Apr 2015

PETALING JAYA - The Health Ministry wants to dangle a bigger carrot of higher allowances and fast track promotions to attract more doctors to rural areas.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry was looking at increasing the various allowances given to government doctors stationed in rural areas, including cost of living and on-call payments.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Singaporean nurse to receive International Achievement Award

Singaporean nurse to receive International Achievement Award

by MJN team

Dr Subadhra Devi Rai, a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has been awarded the 2015 International Achievement Award by the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF). This marks the first time the biennial award has been presented to a Singaporean, NYP announced in a media release on Wednesday...
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New Products & Technology

Smartphones can soon be used to scan for oral cancer

Smartphones can soon be used to scan for oral cancer

A breakthrough method of screening oral cancer patients with the use of smartphones may soon be introduced in Malaysia. Prof Dr Paul Salins, one of the pioneers who introduced this technology in India, will be here this weekend to share this method of screening high-risk individuals. “The future...   More »


Health Alert

Stay calm, keep clean as HFMD cases peak

Stay calm, keep clean as HFMD cases peak

The Ministry of Health is expecting more hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases and has asked schools, kindergartens and parents to take the necessary precautions. The virus is spread through the saliva, blisters and faeces of those infected, and it has an incubation period of three to five days...   More »


Featured Headlines

1:1104 doctor-patient ratio in Sarawak

1:1104 doctor-patient ratio in Sarawak

MJN Team | 22 Apr 2015

KUCHING - The doctor-patient ratio is 1:1104 currently in Sarawak which still lacks doctors, said state Public Health Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil. He said the main challenge faced in providing medical services in Sarawak was to dispense efficient and effective health...

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Najib orders Health Ministry to conduct checks at public hospitals

MJN Team | 22 Apr 2015

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged the Health Ministry to monitor closely and conduct frequent inspections at government hospitals and clinics. Referring to the case of the dirty canteen at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang recently, Najib said it should not...

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Shah Alam Hospital to be fully operational by next January

MJN Team | 22 Apr 2015

Shah Alam Hospital will be fully operational in early January 2016 after construction of the project was abandoned seven years ago. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the hospital will open in stages, starting with the outpatient clinics in the middle of September...

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International News

Hospital nurses too busy to feed patients fear more neglect scandals across NHS

Hospital nurses too busy to feed patients fear more neglect scandals across NHS

21 Apr 15

HOSPITAL nurses fear causing multiple Mid Staffs-style neglect scandals across the UK as they are too stretched to give patients food, water and pain relief. The shocking findings have been released in...

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Education News

IMU students ntworked with companies at IMU Health Sciences Career Day

IMU students ntworked with companies at IMU Health Sciences Career Day

09 Apr 15

More than 162 students from various Pharmacy and Health Sciences programmes attended the International Medical University (IMU) Health Sciences Career Day this year. With 16 booths at the Atrium (14 companies...

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Pharmaceutical

Regulate prices of medicine now, DAP lawmaker tells Putrajaya

Regulate prices of medicine now, DAP lawmaker tells Putrajaya

22 Apr 15

Putrajaya must immediately regulate prices of medicine, DAP MP Charles Santiago said today, as healthcare costs escalate following the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST). Santiago said that even...

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Business & Investments

Malaysia top supplier of medical equipment

Malaysia top supplier of medical equipment

17 Apr 15

BALIK PULAU - Malaysia is the leading supplier of medical equipment among the 56-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said OIC member states supplied 4%...

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