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Insurance and takaful industry pledged RM8 mln for COVID-19 testing

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM), General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) today pledged an RM8 million contribution to establish a special fund for COVID-19 testing.


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. 




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UKM Hospital To Conduct Study On Potential Therapy For Leukaemia

By Durratul Ain Ahmad Fuad

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A potentially effective treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is in the works.

ALL is a type of blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s teaching facility Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is collaborating with Plutonet Sdn Bhd on a study and clinical trial involving the Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T) therapy, a revolutionary treatment found to be effective for ALL patients who cannot be treated with chemotherapy or are immune to it.

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