NEWS LIST

Manjoi Health Clinic decontaminated over suspected COVID-19 patient

IPOH, March 10 -- The Perak Health Department carried out decontamination at Manjoi Health Clinic here after an individual alleging COVID-19 symptoms sought treatment at the clinic.


COVID-19: PM visits, chairs meeting at CPRC

PUTRAJAYA, March 10  -- Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today visited the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) at the Ministry of Health (MOE) here, to learn about the latest development on COVID-19 situation in Malaysia.


Collection of samples from homes for COVID-19 testing, now available

PUTRAJAYA, March 9 -- The Ministry of Health (MoH), in collaboration with the private hospitals and healthcare providers, today launched the service for collection of samples for COVID-19 testing from the homes of individuals who wish to test for the disease but do not meet the patient under investigation (PUI) criteria.


Sungai Buloh to be developed into infectious disease hospital

PUTRAJAYA, March 9 -- In light of the current COVID-19 infections in the country, the Sungai Buloh Hospital will be developed into an infectious disease hospital dedicated to treating infected diseases patients.


COVID-19: Taman Desa Medical Centre closes all infected ward rooms

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 -- All infected ward rooms in the Taman Desa Medical Centre (TDMC) were closed immediately yesterday, following the confirmation of one COVID-19 case at the hospital, with the patient transferred to Hospital Kuala Lumpur last night for further treatment.


Health Dept investigates purported COVID-19 cases in N.Sembilan

SEREMBAN, March 5 -- The Negeri Sembilan Health Department (JKNNS) is investigating the authenticity of a viral message on WhatsApp claiming seven health workers from the Mantin Health Clinic in Nilai had tested positive for COVID-19.


Five more COVID-19 cases recorded

PUTRAJAYA, March 5 -- Five new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the country, bringing the total number of positive cases to 55, according to the Health Ministry.


COVID-19 : Pantai Hospital safe to visit

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 -- Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur (PHKL) is safe to visit and members of the public need not worry about a viral message which claimed the premises should be avoided following the detection of COVID-19 cases there.


Health DG praises Pantai Hospital doctor for quick action on COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 (Bernama) -- Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah praised the quick action taken by Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur's cardiologist Datuk Dr Sanjiv Joshi who voluntarily distanced himself from the hospital, clinic and his family for 14 days.


Covid-19: Sarawak Health Dept clarifies email involving Miri flight

KUCHING, March 2 -- The Sarawak Health Department (JKNS) today said it was standard practice for it to obtain the list and details of an aircraft’s passengers and crew suspected to be infected with COVID-19 by contacting the airline concerned.




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EXCLUSIVE

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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