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 government’s recent move in updating the SOP for Covid-19 is practical as it was made after taking into account the current decreasing trend in the number of cases.

A lecturer and family medicine specialist at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Dr Radzniwan Abd Rashid regarded the move by the government as apt following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that Covid-19 was no longer categorised as a global health emergency.

“The government’s action to relax the SOP is timely and dynamic, taking into account the current situation of Covid-19 cases. With this announcement, I am sure there is relief among Malaysians because a clear SOP has been announced,” he told Bernama.

He said the action by the health ministry was evidence-based and not due to pressure from any quarters.

Yesterday, health minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa, in a statement, said that the isolation period for confirmed Covid-19 cases has been shortened from seven days to five effective July 5.

She said this was because research showed that Covid-19 infectivity was at its highest in the first five days.

She also said that while it was compulsory before for Covid-19 patients to mask up when using public transport and in health facilities, they were now only advised to do so but it was not mandatory.

However, Zaliha said that high-risk individuals like senior citizens, those with chronic diseases, individuals with low immunity or pregnant women are strongly encouraged to wear face masks, especially in crowded places and areas with poor ventilation.

She added that individuals with respiratory symptoms are also encouraged to mask up while using public transport, such as on buses, flights, and taxis, including e-hailing services, as well as factory and school buses or vans, in order to prevent infection to others.

Regarding the government’s decision to extend the status of local infection areas in Malaysia by another six months until Dec 31, 2023, Radzniwan said the move would allow the government to continue monitoring the trend of the spread of Covid-19.

“However, if there is a sudden surge in the number of cases admitted to hospital and ICU, as well as deaths, the government should re-evaluate the SOP,” he said.

Meanwhile, a public health physician and lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) faculty of medicine and health sciences, Dr Malina Osman said the measures taken by the government were in line with the current Covid-19 situation.

She said with the 53.5% decline in the number of cases (5,801 to 2,698) and 35.3% drop in the number of deaths (17 to 11) in the past five weeks, it showed that the situation was within a controlled range and there was no threat of an epidemic.

“The government’s decision, made through the health ministry, is based on scientific evidence and the current situation in Malaysia after making a risk assessment,” she said. – Bernama