2022-2023 EVENTS

2022 Events

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2022
The International Surgical Week (ISW)
Kuala Lumpur

31 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
Medical Fair Asia
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

3-9 September
Medical Fair Asia
Digital, Online

9-10 September 2022
World Pediatrics Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

9-10 September 2022
World Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

19-21 September 2022
23rd SE-Asian Healthcare & Pharma Show
Kuala Lumpur

27-29 September 2022
Smart Healthcare Expo (Health Malaysia)

27-29 September 2022
Asia Pandemic Congress
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

19-20 September 2022
23nd Global Nursing Education Conference
Brisbane, Australia

30 Sep - 2 Oct 2022
Malaysia International Dental Show (MIDS)
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International MedLab Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International Pharma Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

11-13 November 2022
Eldercare Exhibition and Conference Asia (ELDEX Asia 2022)
Suntex Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre

14-15 November 2022
Healthcare Asia Pacific
Osaka, Japan

2023 Events

30 May – 1 June 2023
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

13-15 September 2023
Medical Fair Thailand
BITEC, Bangkok

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Dr Zaliha: MOH scrutinising manpower shortage issue

The issue of staff shortage involving the Health Ministry (MOH) is being scrutinised according to the requirements of vacancies for positions such as doctors and nurses, said Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa.

She said the ministry is also looking at employee placement so that there will not be an excess of staff in government hospitals and clinics.

“The issue of staff shortage does not involve only one hospital. We know there is a shortage, but it is being studied, and we have also mapped the staff’s needs.

“We are really concerned about this issue, and immediate action will be taken on these pressing matters,” she told reporters after the Type 7 Health Clinic Project handover ceremony at the Mata Ayer Health Clinic here today.

Also present were Deputy Public Works Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Mohamad and Kelantan Health Department director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin.

Prior to this, the Johor Health Department reportedly faced a shortage of 2,800 healthcare personnel, especially doctors and nurses.

Asked about the problems faced by assistant medical officers regarding contract positions, she said the ministry would extend their contract for another year.

“If there is a vacancy, we can absorb them into permanent positions. So, for the time being, we will extend their contracts first,” she said.

Meanwhile, Dr Zaliha said five Type 7 Health Clinics in Kelantan will start operating on July 2, involving a total cost of RM32.05 million.

The five health clinics are Mata Ayer Health Clinic and Kerilla Health Clinic in Machang, Karangan Health Clinic and Peria Health Clinic in Kuala Krai and Sokor Health Clinic in Tanah Merah.

“All these health clinics are dilapidated rural clinics that have been upgraded to Type 7 Health Clinics. They will offer services such as maternal and child health clinics, outpatient clinics, emergency treatment, basic medical laboratories and pharmacy,” she said.- Bernama