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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The free medical services offered by the government through the Madani Medical Scheme have been extended to the whole country starting Sept 15, the Dewan Rakyat was told Tuesday (Sept 19).

Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said the expansion came following an overwhelming response from the B40 households.

“Since this scheme was introduced, more than 130,000 outpatient health treatments for acute cases have been provided through private clinics and 80,000 households have benefited from this scheme.

“The number of treatments given has almost reached 4,000 a day and is increasing. Now, more than 1,300 private clinics have registered and cooperated in this programme,” she said when winding up the debate on the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) for the ministry.

Dr Zaliha said the Health Ministry also welcomes private clinics across the country to register as panel clinics of the Madani Medical Scheme and hoped that MPs will help promote the scheme in their respective areas.

The medical scheme is part of the government’s initiatives to reduce overcrowding at government hospitals and to assist the B40 group in obtaining acute primary care services or outpatient treatment at nearby private general practitioner (GP) clinics.

Meanwhile, Dr Zaliha said the ministry is working to increase the number of physiotherapists considering the ratio of Ministry of Health physiotherapists to the Malaysian population is 1:17,878, while the ratio of government and private physiotherapists to the Malaysian population is 1:6,800.

“This number is still low and far from the recommendation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is one physiotherapist for 2,000 residents and as of Aug 31, there are a total of 1,919 ‘Jurupulih Perubatan Fisioterapi’ and ‘Pegawai Pemulihan Perubatan Fisioterapi’ in the Ministry of Health.

“Among the measures taken to increase the number of physiotherapists is to increase the Diploma in Physiotherapy graduates from the Health Ministry Malaysia Training Institute and in 2022, a total of 76 graduates had completed their studies which is an increase of 46% compared to 52 graduates in 2020,” she said.

Dr Zaliha said the ministry also appointed “Jurupulih Perubatan (Physiotherapy)” on a contract basis and as of Aug 31, 207 of them are serving in the ministry. – Bernama