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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 health ministry must ensure that there is sufficient manpower following its decision to extend the operating hours at selected government health clinics, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said.

It said insufficient manpower could lead to healthcare workers being overworked.

“Sufficient doctors, nurses and support staff will be crucial to its success,” MMA president Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai said in a statement welcoming the decision to extend the hours at several government clinics.

He said that while the extended hours may be a “quick fix” to the current congestion at public healthcare facilities, the ministry must look into mid- and long-term sustainable solutions.

“Among the solutions are the outsourcing of its non-critical cases to private GP (general practitioner) clinics which the government has planned for under its Skim Perubatan Madani,” he said.

Muruga Raj said the extended operating hours at these clinics would not only provide an opportunity for former government doctors to earn an income, but private GPs can also earn additional income.

“There are around 4,000 new private clinics in the country (and) some of these clinics have been set up and run by young doctors who were previously contract doctors in the system,” he said, adding that a number of them would close their clinics early.

On Saturday, the health ministry announced the extended hours at 52 health clinics nationwide to reduce overcrowding at hospital emergency departments.

The operating hours for health clinics in the Klang Valley have been extended from 5pm to 9.30pm from Mondays to Fridays. They will be open from 8am till noon on Saturdays.

In Kedah, Kelantan and Johor, the operating hours have been extended from 5pm to 9.30pm from Sundays to Thursdays. They will be open from 8am till noon on Saturdays.

Health minister Dr Zaliha Musafa had also called on private general practitioners and contract doctors to take part in the initiative to extend operating hours at some health clinics to ensure its success. – FMT