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Malaysian private and public healthcare sectors work hand in hand    New 

by MJN team | 26 July 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The public and private sector have been working together, complementing each other in the provision of healthcare in the country, according to Malaysia’s Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam. He was speaking recently at the opening ceremony of the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM)’s conference/exhibition held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Teddy Mobile Clinic offers food, medical care for poor, homeless patients

by MJN team

The “Teddy Mobile Clinic”, led by 35-year-old doctor MadhusudhanShanmugam, provides food, medical care and even teddy bears to poor and homeless patients in the heart of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The medics treat poor and homeless residents of the capital...
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SPECIAL FEATURES

● Health authorities concerned with the rise of infectious diseases in Malaysia

● More facilities, medical staff needed for Malaysia’s ageing population

● MOH to propose Medical Act 1971 amendment

● Malaysia faces first rabies death after nearly two decades

● Malaysia in need of 3,000 psychiatrists to reach WHO target ratio

● Hai-O’s Tan, Top Glove’s Lim among Asia’s 2017 Heroes of Philanthropy

● UTM team close to developing Malaysia’s own dialysis machine

● Malaysia needs a long-term solution to tackle obesity

New Products & Technology

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Solace Sabah brings Stanford’s stress-measuring device to Malaysia

Solace Sabah, a residential addiction treatment retreat in Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, is introducing a stress-measuring technology developed by Stanford University in the US to Malaysia where they believe that it will be a useful utility for many stressed people in the valley. Spire, the world’s...   More »


Health Alert

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Seven cosmetic products containing poison banned in Malaysia

Seven cosmetics products that contain scheduled poison that can be harmful to health has been named and banned by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH). Its National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA) said the products are Qu Gebu AP Krim, Night Glowing, Night Glow, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream,...   More »


2017 Nursing & Healthcare Events

25-27 July 2017
APHM 2017
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

22-24 August 2017
13th Health-Asia / Pharma Asia
Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan

6-8 September 2017
Medical fair Thailand
Bangkok Thailand

Featured Headlines

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MOH still has 6,000 vials of rabies vaccine in stock    New 

MJN Team | 26 July 2017

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that it still has 6,000 vials of rabies vaccine in stock as only 2,000 of the 8,000 vials of rabies vaccine in the stockpile had been used. The remaining 6,000 is enough to contain the spread of the disease, according to the MOH...

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MyHDW data vital for creating healthcare policies, Dr. Subramaniam says    New 

MJN Team | 26 July 2017

Information gathered from different public and private healthcare facilities in Malaysia under the Malaysian Health Data Warehouse (MyHDW) will prove to be necessary input for drafting healthcare policies in the country, Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said....

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Health Minister steps in between medical practitioners, TPAs    New 

MJN Team | 26 July 2017

Malaysia’s Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, has stepped in to address the issues surrounding registered medical practitioners (RMPs) and third party administrators (TPAs), also known as managed care organisations (MCOs). He warned the latter to make sure their actions comply with...

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International News

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New dengue-fighting method now in trial stage, MOH says

24 July 17

The method of releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes to curb the spread of dengue in Malaysia is now in the trial stage in Shah Alam and AU Keramat in Selangor following the pilot project that began in February, Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said. The Ministry of Health says it will need...

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Education News

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SPM-level BM requirement for medical graduates waived, MOH confirms

03 July 17

The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)-level Bahasa Melayu (BM) requirement for the appointment of medical graduates for contract-based housemanship as well as compulsory service has been waived, the country’s Ministry of Health confirmed. Medical graduates contracted as UD41 medical officers...

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Pharmaceutical

Pharma companies urged to display retail prices on medicine packaging

27 June 17

The government of Malaysia has urged pharmaceutical companies to display the recommended retail prices of medicines on the packaging in order to prevent retailers from hiking prices unreasonably, according to Ministry of Health (MOH) deputy director-general Datuk Dr. Jeyanindran Sinnadurai...

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Business & Investments

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Sunway Bhd to grow its healthcare arm with RM 1 bn investment

19 June 17

Malaysia conglomerate company Sunway Bhd, also called Sunway Group, is growing its healthcare arm with a RM1 billion investment for the construction of five new hospitals in the next five years, according to its founder and chairman Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah. This is in addition to the expansion...

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