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Health Ministry to trace groups left out of vaccination programme   New 

by MJN team | 29 june 2016

The Health Ministry will collaborate with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to identify and trace the groupsleft out of the immunisation programme, including the poor, and ensure that they would get a complete vaccination. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said that the measure would be taken...
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Philanthropist builds RM20mil nursing home

by MJN team

Philanthropist Tan Sri V. Jeyaratnam celebrated his 91st birthday in January but still shows no sign of slowing down in giving to charity and helping to make the lives of the needy more meaningful. The Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah (YSIS) founding member and chairman is keeping active these days with the setting up of a retirement...
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Avita Medical expands presence in Asia with Malaysian deal

Avita Medical Limited, a clinical and commercial company developing and marketing a range of respiratory and regenerative products, has expanded further into the Asian market with the appointment of a...   More »

Health Alert


Diphtheria resurgence because of anti-vaccine movement, says experts

Diphtheria, a disease that has “virtually disappeared in Malaysia”, is re-emerging and medical experts are blaming it on the anti-vaccine movement. According to Islamic Medical Association...   More »

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2–4 August 2016
M.LAB 2016
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 Aug - 2 Sept 2016
Medical Fair Asia 2016
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

7-8 September 2016
Hospital Management Asia 2016
Sheraton Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Featured Headlines


Sungai Besar health clinic to receive upgrades worth RM500,000   New 

MJN Team | 29 June 2016

The Ministry of Health will provide RM500,000 worth of upgrades for the Sungai Besar health clinic. The funds will be used in enhancing and expanding the health clinic and its services for local residents. Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, stated that...

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KPJ to boost earnings through medical tourism, says research firm   New 

MJN Team | 29 June 2016

KPJ Healthcare Bhd (KPJ Healthcare) is leveragingon medical tourism to enhance its earnings. According to a recent report, the research arm of M&A Securities SdnBhd (M&A Research)said the healthcare services provider is eyeing more spending from medical tourist...

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Male nurse from Penang wrote a book about his experiences on the job

MJN Team | 27 June 2016

Irwin Choo has been working as a nurse for the past six years in Penang. But when he first told his mother about his plants to become a nurse, she wrote him a letter encouraging her to follow a different career path. One that offered regular office hours like teaching...

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International News


Public nurses won’t be bonded to Govt from 2017

23 May 16

The Ministry of Health has said it would no longer bond nurses who receive their training in public health training institutions. Starting from the 2017/2018 academic year, new entrant trainee nurses will not be mandated to serve a bond after...

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Education News


Varsity upgrade for nursing college

15 May 16

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Minis­try wants to upgrade one of its nur­s­ing colleges into a uni­versity college so that it can offer degree courses. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the government colleges were only...

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Kelantan authorities confiscate RM263K worth of unregistered medicines

13 June 16

Kelantan health authorities seized 106 unregistered medicines and 20 cosmetic products, with a value of RM263,881, without notification in a special operation conducted at four districts in the state. State Health Department Director Ahmad...

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Business & Investments

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Selgate plans RM1 bn investment for affordable healthcare

17 June 16

The International Medical Travel Journal listed Malaysia as the 2015 “Medical Travel Destination of the Year”, while the International Living Magazine in its Global Retirement Index 2014-2016 named the country as "Best Country in...

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