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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Shelve plan to increase hospital or clinic fees, Muhyiddin urges govt

Muhyiddin Yassin (PN-Pagoh) has cautioned the government against pressing ahead with raising the fees for healthcare services in public hospitals and clinics.

In the Dewan Rakyat today, he hoped any plans to increase the rates will be postponed and reconsidered, given the burden on the people, not just the B40 group.

“Based on studies, people outside the B40 group have also been hit financially due to sudden increases in the cost of living.

“If there are any proposals from the government to raise the charges for public healthcare treatment, I request that they be postponed and re-evaluated,” he said.

The government has proposed raising public healthcare treatment fees for the “wealthy” in its health white paper, meaning high-income households will be means-tested and pay services accordingly.

According to the health ministry’s website, the fee for regular outpatient services at public facilities is RM1, and RM5 to see a specialist.

Fees for inpatient treatment are between RM5 and RM10 per day, while the charges for maternity services range from RM10 to RM300.

Meanwhile, health minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said the review of the fees will involve “a lot” of engagements with stakeholders and an in-depth analysis before a decision is made.

She reiterated that the ministry’s priority was to ensure those who were in need of affordable public healthcare services would have access to it. – FMT