Mawar Medical Centre shut down - MOH

SEREMBAN, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) today ordered the Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) to cease operations after finding that it had failed to comply with legal requirements.

DoctorOnCall, Tune Protect to launch travel protection policy

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) – Malaysia’s first telehealth service provider, has partnered with Tune Protect to launch AirAsia Tune Protect Travel Protection.

Health Ministry has never approved herbal remedies for dengue - DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) – The Ministry of Health through the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has never approved any herbal product claimed to prevent or cure dengue fever, Zika or Chikungunya infection.

No companies have registered to use cannabis-based products for medical purposes

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- So far no companies have registered with the Health Ministry to use cannabis-based (marijuana) products for medical purposes, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. 

N. Sembilan gov't awaits health ministry's decision over Mawar Medical Centre

SEREMBAN, Feb 11 (Bernama) -- Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said the state government was still awaiting the official decision of the Ministry of Health regarding the status of the Mawar Medical Centre (PHM) here.

People's views on health care matter more than global rankings - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA SELANGOR, Feb 10 (Bernama) -- Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, has said  the people's perception of the quality of services and the provision of health facilities in the country is more important than the recognition given by outsiders.

Health Ministry allows doctors 14-day leave to help in humanitarian missions

KUALA SELANGOR, Feb 10 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Health Ministry (KKM) has given relaxation to government medical doctors, especially surgeons, to take unrecorded leave to become volunteers in any humanitarian mission to countries facing unrest.

Child bitten by dog in rabies risk area gets vaccinated

IPOH, Feb 10 (Bernama) -- The Larut Matang and Selama District Health Office has assured that the boy who was bitten by a dog Thursday will receive a complete dose of rabies vaccination, with the fourth dose scheduled for Feb 21.

Malaysia proposes global plan to tackle non-communicable diseases

From V. Sankara Subramaniam

BUDAPEST, Jan 30 (Bernama) -- Malaysia stated here Wednesday its plan to invite policymakers from 16 countries to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and contain the rising mortality rate due to these diseases over the past decades.

Export of medical devices to increase to RM23 bln in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) expects the export of medical devices to rise between RM22 billion and RM23 billion in 2018, after having attained RM21 billion in the first eleven months of the year. 



Need For A Think-Tank To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) --  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified about 16 million adolescent girls giving  birth every year, mostly in low  and middle income countries. An estimated three million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. Worldwide, 1 in 5 girls have given birth by the age of 18.



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