Subra: Don’t overcharge medical insurance cardholders

Subra: Don’t overcharge medical insurance cardholders

by MJN team | 29 Oct 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - The Health Ministry will discuss with the relevant quarters to address the problem of high medical charges on patients using insurance cards at private medical centres, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said the relevant parties included insurance agents, private hospitals, managed care organisations and Bank Negara. He said patients should not be charged excessively...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

HealthSouth nurse recognized

HealthSouth nurse recognized

by MJN team

Susan Castor, chief nursing officer at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, has been awarded the 2014 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Nurse Executive Role Award. The award recognizes a nurse in a nurse executive role who contributes to the advancement of rehabilitation care. Castor leads teams of nurses and employees in nursing, infection control/employee health, respiratory, radiology, wound care and...
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Doctor receives award to train nurses about pain management

Doctor receives award to train nurses about pain management

by MJN team

Dr Babita Ghai, additional professor, Department of Anesthesia, PGIMER has been awarded a grant of US$ 10,000 by International Association for Study of Pain (IASP) to educate nurse about pain and its management. This grant was provided under "IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education" for "Pain education in the graduate nursing school at a tertiary care centre in India"...
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Carbondale physician receives national honor

Carbondale physician receives national honor

by MJN team

Dr. Osvaldo Wesly, the medical director of Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center, has been awarded Physician of the Year from the National Hemophilia Foundation. The Carbondale physician received the award at NHF's 66th annual meeting and awards luncheon last week in Washington, D.C. “I am very honored to have received the award, and I’m even happier to be able to help the people of Southern Illinois with their bleeding...
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Featured Stories

Participants of hospital’s weight-loss challenge shed total of 90kg

Participants of hospital’s weight-loss challenge shed total of 90kg   New 

MJN Team | 30 Oct 2014

KUCHING - Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial Hospital has successfully conducted its two-month weight-loss programme for 58 employees. The ‘Slimster Challenge’, which ran from Aug 8 to Oct 10, saw participants shedding a total of 90kg. Organising chairman Dr Goh...

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Malaysia proves to be Taiwanese doctors’ El Dorado

MJN Team | 26 Oct 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Many trained Taiwanese doctors are flocking to Malaysia, attracted by better-paid positions, lower taxes and lesser workload compared with their home country, a business and finance magazine reported. According to Business Weekly, many doctors...

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IT disasters in IT hospitals

MJN Team | 22 Oct 2014

It is a sad thing that such a thing occured in an IT Hospital but we should all view it as a blessing in disguise. Let the downfall of one hospital's IT system be the cure for others' ailment. Information technology is not something new in Malaysia. Mampu has...

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Helping Muslims pay for medical treatment

MJN Team | 19 Oct 2014

GEORGE TOWN - ZAKAT Pulau Pinang (ZPP) has allocated RM5.3 million to help 835 Muslim patients meet their medical expenses at public hospitals in the state this year. State Islamic Religious Council president Datuk Mohd Salleh Man said the financial assistance...

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IJN seen as the Cleveland Clinic of Asia

‘IJN seen as the Cleveland Clinic of Asia’

14 Oct 14

KUALA LUMPUR - On top of the good, solid work done by Malaysia’s Institut Jantung Negara, it is the high accolades and recognition from its peers worldwide that sets our National Heart Institute head and shoulders above others in the Asia Pacific region. The institute...

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Nurses urgently needed: Another critical global shortage

Nurses urgently needed: Another critical global shortage

20 Oct 14

The Ebola crisis has focused global attention on the nursing profession. Rightly so. Many of the first victims of Ebola have been health care professionals on the frontlines of this deadly disease that has now claimed close to 5,000 lives and affected 9,000 people...

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Education News

Samsung’s special school to train ultrasound specialists

Samsung’s special school to train ultrasound specialists

12 Oct 14

PETALING JAYA - Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd crossed another milestone by paving the way for medical practitioners to enhance skills related to ultrasound equipment with the establishment of SONO University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) - Samsung School...

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Injectable Polio Vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

Injectable Polio Vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

21 Oct 14

NEW DELHI – The Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) is more effective than the oral one, experts said here Tuesday. They emphasised that though the IPV was expensive, it carries the inactive forms of all three strains – Type 1, 2 and 3 – of the polio virus, with no risk...

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Business & Investments

GST exemption likely for 302 essential drugs

GST exemption likely for 302 essential drugs

23 Oct 14

KOTA KINABALU - A total of 302 essential drugs/medicine prescribed by doctors may be free from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. The minister said they were waiting for the approval for these essential medicines to...

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