Obstetricians in Malaysia are quitting

Obstetricians in Malaysia are quitting

by MJN team | 27 July 2015

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there would be an increase in workload in government hospitals and risk of substandard maternity care if the private sector loses its obstetricians.

"With the obstetrics and gynaecology specialists almost equal in numbers in both sectors, there is definitely going to be increased demand. We will not face a shortage of O&G specialists but rather a mismatch in the distribution and the corresponding workload."

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Ebola nurse honoured by Prime Minister

Ebola nurse honoured by Prime Minister   New 

by MJN team

A Nelson nurse was invited to 10 Downing Street to receive a medal in honour of her voluntary work in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic. Julia Hogan, of Beaufort Street, was invited by Prime Minister David Cameron to attend a reception for those tackling the health crisis in West...
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WWII nurse among Lockport's celebrated citizens

WWII nurse among Lockport's celebrated citizens   New 

by MJN team

Dorothy Worst chuckles softly at the notion of being considered a hero, let alone a superhero. But to the young Allied soldier whose head she cradled as he lie dying in a transport boat during World War II, she was no doubt larger than life. "His jaw had been blown off and they knew...
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New Products & Technology

Pentax Medical launches new multi-functional ESD device contributing in early treatment of gastric cancer

Pentax Medical launches new multi-functional ESD device contributing in early treatment of gastric cancer

TOKYO - Hoya Group PENTAX Medical launches Splash M-Knife, the new multi-functional ESD device to achieve complete endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with a single device. The new device will be demonstrated...   More »


Health Alert

Malaysia says Rohingya migrants a health security threat

Malaysia says Rohingya migrants a health security threat

While many Malaysians have welcomed Rohingya to their shores on the back of a boat people crisis that has seen around 7000 migrants stuck at sea, the country’s health minister warned Tuesday that those being...   More »


Featured Headlines

High price for drugs if TPPA signed

‘High price for drugs if TPPA signed’   New 

MJN Team | 28 July 2015

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) gets signed as it is, consumer groups are worried that the increased price of medicines will force Malaysians to tighten their wallets again. The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations...

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Fertility Rate of Malaysian Women Rapidly Declining, Women More Career-Oriented – Rohani   New 

MJN Team | 28 July 2015

The overall fertility rate of Malaysian women has decreased rapidly throughout the years, from three children per women in year 2000 to an estimated of 1.9 children this year, as women are more focused on their career development. Women,...

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Health Ministry official charged with abusing her position

MJN Team | 27 July 2015

A Health Ministry, Department of Nursing director was charged at the Sessions Court here with abusing her position by obtaining two projects worth RM14,300 to an IT company run by her son. Clad in a green batik baju kurung, S.Tselvin, 58...

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International News

The need for nurse practitioners is greater than ever

The need for nurse practitioners is greater than ever

13 July 15

The year 2015 marks 50 years since the role of the nurse practitioner was developed, and now, many say it’s more necessary than ever. A nurse practitioner is a nurse that is able to provide treatment and...

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Education News

Sinabung worsens, Malaysian students given masks and medicine

Sinabung worsens, Malaysian students given masks and medicine

20 July 15

Education Malaysia (EM) in Indonesia have supplied face masks and basic medicines to Malaysian students in North Sumatra following the eruptions of Gunung Sinabung, which is reported to be worsening. Indonesia EM...

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Pharmaceutical

MoH seizes illegal drugs amounting to RM0.83m

MoH seizes illegal drugs amounting to RM0.83m

02 July 15

The Ministry of Health seized a total 45,317 packages of unregistered medicine including those that have been laced with poison and even illegal cosmetics from 130 premises amounting to RM830, 663. Among the...

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Business & Investments

M'sia's Total Medical Device Export Expecting 12% Increase In 2015

M'sia's Total Medical Device Export Expecting 12% Increase In 2015

24 July 15

A growing aged population as well as the burden of increasing chronic and infectious diseases are creating tremendous opportunities for the hospital sector in Asia. The rise of medical tourism has further...

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