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MOH may introduce government healthcare insurance scheme

by MJN team | 25 July 2016

A government-run and supported healthcare insurance scheme is being seriously considered by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health to address the private healthcare system’s weaknesses. According to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S.Subramaniam, the government health insurance scheme would be voluntary and an alternative to...
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Harvard awards Malaysian doctor as one of world’s top health innovators

by MJN team

Dr.Dhesi Baha Raja, a Malaysian public health physician and president of the Malaysian Integrated Medical Association (MIMPA), has been recognised by Harvard University’s School of Public Health as one of the top eight young innovators globally in the field. Beating over 200 other applications, he was awarded for his work on...
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New 3D printing Centre of Excellence opened in Malaysia

A new 3D printing Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Malaysia has been launched by Materialise NV, a Belgium-headquartered 3D printing solutions provider.The facility will focus on research and development...   More »

Health Alert


Ketum’s reclassification as dangerous drug urged by HM

After Malaysian authorities discovered the use of ketum leaves in snacks, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said that it was time to reconsider classifying ketum leaves under the Dangerous ...   More »

2016 Nursing & Healthcare Events

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


MOH to release water birth guidelines in three weeks   New 

MJN Team | 27 July 2016

After an uproar over the Malaysian government’s temporary ban on water birthing, the Ministry of Health announced that the guidelines on water births will be released in three weeks’ time. According to health deputy director-general Datuk Dr.Jeyaindran Sinnadurai,the meeting...

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Eight-year-old child with suspected diphtheria discharged   New 

MJN Team | 27 July 2016

Eight-year-old Seri AfriennaQaisara was discharged on July 26 after being admitted to Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital along with her two other siblings for suspected diphtheria. According to the mother, ZalifahHussin, 40, her sons, Muhammad Nazli, 19, and Muhammad Taufiq Iskandar, 3, are still being...

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Hygiene precaution for medical staff issued after diphtheria cases

MJN Team | 25 July 2016

Following the diagnosis of two medical staff in the past three days who were found to have contracted diphtheria, the Health Ministry has urged its entire staff to practise extra care when dealing with patients. Director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah recently said that there had been...

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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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Malaysia’s 2015 medical tourism revenue reached RM588.6mn   New 

27 July 16

Between January and September 2015, Malaysia generated RM588.6 million in healthcare travel revenue, with the target for the full year set at RM854 million. That is according to the National Transformation Programme (NTP) Annual Report 2015...

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