NEWS LIST

MOH streamlines workforce to reduce burden on health staff

PUTRAJAYA, March 25 -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) has streamlined the workforce in government hospitals to reduce the burden on health workers in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak.


COVID-19: Health Ministry mulls over use of 'Favipiravir' to treat patients

PUTRAJAYA, March 25 -- The Health Ministry is considering the use of antiviral drug ‘Favipiravir’ to treat COVID-19 positive patients, said its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


MCO: Plan home routine, activities for good mental health - Experts

By Nurhafizah Tan

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 -- Daily activities that are not managed systematically during the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) could affect mental health and stress due to sudden routine changes, said Malaysian Psychiatric Association secretary Dr Firdaus Abdul Ghani.


Takaful operators provide additional benefits for COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 -- The Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) and its member companies are taking proactive steps in providing additional relief measures for certificate holders who are affected by COVID-19 in the country.


Staying Healthy At Home

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Movement Control Order (MCO) from March 18 to 31 has given homebound Malaysians an opportunity to try out their culinary skills.

In less than a week since the order was enforced, social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram were bombarded with photographs of home-cooked meals. Netizens just could not resist sharing pictures of what they ate for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and even supper.

The typical daily fare is nasi lemak for breakfast, nasi beriani for lunch, mee hoon at tea-time and nasi Arab for dinner.

 


COVID-19 test: No charges for foreigners at public clinics, hospitals

PUTRAJAYA, March 23 -- Foreigners who appear for COVID-19 tests at clinics and public hospitals will not be charged, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


Appreciate frontliners for their sacrifices in fight against COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 -- Malaysians are generally caring, generous and compassionate people and this is more evident during the ongoing COVID-19 situation as more and more people have come forward to donate to the #MusaadahCOVID19 mission since it was mobilised yesterday.


Symptom-free people can take COVID-19 test at home - Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 -- People who do not have symptoms can take the COVID-19 test at home without having to go to a health facility, according to the Health Ministry.


COVID-19: Life insurance companies offer additional relief measures to policyholders

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) and its member companies are taking proactive steps in providing additional relief measures for policyholders who are impacted by the economic slowdown due to COVID-19. 


15 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 -- A total of 12 staff members from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and three more from the private healthcare sector have been infected with COVID-19. 




HealthEdge


EXCLUSIVE

UMSC's Interdisciplinary Approach To Easing Pain

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For people suffering from chronic pain, even simple daily activities like taking a shower and getting dressed can be a torture. Anger, anxiety and even depression may ensue as a result of chronic pain, in view of the limitations they face and the debilitating nature of their condition.

In an exclusive interview with Bernama recently, experts from UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) shed light on pain management, a significant branch in medicine that utilises an interdisciplinary approach in easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.

Neurosurgery expert Dr Nor Faizal Ahmad Bahuri describes pain as an unpleasant sensation that can be felt whenever there is a tissue injury.

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