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COVID-19: Call to vaccinate all workers at Top Glove

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 29 -- The Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia has requested Top Glove Corporation Bhd to vaccinate all its workers – including those from Bangladesh – at the rubber glove manufacturer once the COVID-19 vaccine is made available.


UN chief receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA, Jan 29  -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported.


Increase private GP participation to speed up COVID vaccination programme - MMA

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 -- The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has urged the government to maximise its access to a wider distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the population through increased private General Practitioner (GP) participation.


Call for government to strengthen public confidence in COVID-19 vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 -- With only a month left before the government’s intended COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Malaysian Health Coalition calls for the government to strengthen public confidence in vaccines.


Pharmaniaga shares up after securing govt vaccine contract

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27  -- Pharmaniaga Bhd’s shares on Bursa Malaysia went up in the early trading session today as investors reacted to the latest government contract secured by the group on Tuesday.


Bioalpha plans to roll out COVID-19 vaccine by April, targets private sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25  -- Bioalpha International Sdn Bhd (BISB) has signed an agreement to procure Sinovac Biotech-developed COVID-19 vaccine from a unit of Chinese state-owned Sinopharm Group Co Ltd, and is planning to distribute it in Malaysia by mid-April if relevant approvals are received.


Armed Forces hand over operation of field hospital in Tawau to Health Ministry

TAWAU, Jan 6  -- The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) today completely handed over the operation of the field hospital in Tawau to the Health Ministry (MOH), to be managed by Tawau Hospital here.


Local COVID-19 patients to be transferred to PKRC at Pulaza - Chow

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 6  -- Local COVID-19 patients currently housed at the COVID-19 Quarantine and Low-risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Balik Pulau Sports Complex will be immediately transferred to the Zakat Training Centre (Pulaza), said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.


ZOLL Medical automated external defibrillators scoop 5-star WSHAsia award 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 -- ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company manufacturing medical devices and related software solutions, has announced its ZOLL AED 3® and ZOLL AED 3 BLS automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were recognised by the World of Safety & Health Asia (WSHAsia) in its inaugural New & Innovative Solutions Awards programme.

Kelantanese urged to make face masks as daily wear

KOTA BHARU, Jan 6  -- Kelantanese have been urged to make the use of face masks and hand sanitisers as their ‘daily basic wear’ to prevent the spread of rising COVID-19 cases in the state.




HealthEdge


EXCLUSIVE

Vivantis Technologies Elevates COVID-19 Testing Capacity In Malaysia

By Nadia Jumri

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The world has been battling COVID-19 for close to a year now, with more than 200 countries and territories affected by the pandemic.

In Malaysia, the third wave of infections led to total case numbers spiking to over 75,000. Globally, the virus has infected more than 68 million people and caused over 1.5 million fatalities.

Due to the virus’ highly virulent nature, producing COVID-19 test kits has become a top priority for certain biotechnology companies focusing on research and development (R&D) in Malaysia.

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