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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Health ministry to study need to provide influenza vaccination to public

The Ministry of Health (MoH) will study the need to provide influenza vaccination to the public especially for those at risk, said its Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa.

However, she said as the number of influenza cases in the country was currently under control, in the initial stage, the vaccine would only be given to MoH front-line workers.

In addition, she said the public health facilities available nationwide should be able to accommodate more patients if there is a surge in the number of cases soon.

“Based on MoH data, for the 30th epidemiological week this year, the consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) at Health Clinics is 6.3 per cent, a drop from the 6.4 per cent in the previous week.

“The hospital admission rate is 7.1 per cent, also a slight decrease. There are cases but as of last week the number dropped… the situation is under control,” she said after officiating at Manir Health Clinic here today.

In another development, Dr Zaliha said Dungun Hospital, which was earlier classified as a sick project, is already 99 per cent complete and is expected to be operational next year.

She said the Dungun Hospital construction project which started in Feb 2016 after it was approved under the Fourth Rolling Plan (RP4), 10th Malaysia Plan (RMK-10) at a cost of RM125 million, should have been completed in March 2022.

However, following the Movement Control Order (MCO) and problems with the contractors, the project was abandoned and it took quite some time for work to resume.

When completed, Dungun Hospital will become the third specialist hospital in Terengganu after Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) and Kemaman Hospital.

The 110-bed hospital offers 10 speciality services including emergency, medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, anesthesiology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, dentistry and pathology. — Bernama