EMR system to be extended within three years

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry plans to implement the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system in stages to all hospitals and clinics throughout the country within the next three years, said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Alarming rise in diabetes amongst Malaysians - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Bernama) -- An alarming seven million adults, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, are estimated to be affected by diabetes in Malaysia by 2025, a worrying trend that will see diabetes prevalence of 31.3 per cent for adults aged 18 years and above. 

MOH scrutinises new application for permit by Mawar

REMBAU, March 21 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) is scrutinising a new application for a licence from the Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) and there is no decision on the matter yet, said deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Hot weather: Reduce physical and outdoor activities - MOH

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry advised members of the public especially those living in areas recording unhealthy air quality to reduce physical activities that can increase the breathing rate and body metabolism.

MOH allocates RM1,190 mil to build and expand hospital and clinic in N.Sembilan - Lee

REMBAU, March 21 (Bernama) -- Negeri Sembilan through its Health Department (JKNNS) has been allocated a total of RM1.190 billion under the 3rd Rolling Plan of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11) for construction and expansion projects of hospital and clinic infrastructure in the state.

Eight out of ten Malaysians not aware they have dental disease

PUTRAJAYA, March 20 (Bernama) -- Eight out of ten Malaysians are not aware that they have dental problems, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Operating without licence: Mawar Medical Centre fined RM100,000

SEREMBAN, March 20 (Bernama) -- The Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) was today fined RM100,000 by the Sessions Court here for operating a private hospital without a licence.

Vaccination: MP suggests Malaysia follow Singapore's example

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Bernama) -- A member of parliament suggested that the government take a page out of Singapore's approach on vaccination.

Chemical pollution: 5,848 victims treated since March 8

PUTRAJAYA, March 20 (Bernama) -- A total of 5,848 patients were treated since March 8 due to the effects of chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Pasir Gudang ops room on chemical waste pollution, medic centre closed

JOHOR BAHRU, March 20 (Bernama) - The Disaster Relief Management Committee’s Operations Room at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) at Menara Aqabah that was set up following the chemical waste pollution in the area, was officially closed at noon today.



VATS & SBRT: The Future Of Lung Cancer Treatment In UMSC

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

This is the second of a two-part article on lung cancer treatment.        

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Traditionally, surgery for lung cancer is done via a thoracotomy, which requires the cutting of muscles and spreading of the ribs before entering the chest to remove the cancer.



UMSC Consultant Speaks: Fatty Liver, The Silent Epidemic Part 3

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