NEWS LIST

Health Ministry receives 2.5 million doses of Polio vaccine from WHO

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28  -- Health Ministry has received 2.5 million doses of the monovalent oral polio vaccine type 2 from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as additional vaccine to curb the spread of polio in Sabah. 


COVID-19 round-up: Only one new case in Malaysia

By Melati Mohd Ariff

This is a round-up of COVID-19 related matters in Malaysia and globally from Feb 24 up to noon, Feb 28. Globally, the total number of cases has exceeded 82,000 while nearly 3,000 have succumbed to the infection.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – On the COVID-19 front, it has been a relatively good week for Malaysia with only one new case reported. At the time of writing, Malaysia’s total cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases remained at 23 since the first three cases were announced on Jan 25. Twenty-two patients have recovered and have been discharged.

Internationally, however, the situation is not all that rosy as new COVID-19 “hotspots” have erupted although, on a more positive note, China's new infection numbers and fatalities are declining.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 23rd case, a 53-year-old Malaysian woman who had travelled to Japan recently, tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday (Feb 27). He also said yesterday that two patients (16th and 22nd cases) – a 67-year-old woman from China and an 83-year-old woman from the United States – have recovered and have been discharged.


No SARI or ILI cases tested positive for COVID-19, says Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) has strengthened COVID-19 surveillance among patients diagnosed with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and influenza-like-illness (ILI) to detect sporadic and local cases with no travel history to China or contact with positive cases.


M'sian field hospital in Cox's Bazar to continue operating until Dec 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 -- The Malaysian field hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh will extend its operation until Dec 2021, said Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang.


WHO praises Malaysia's preparedness, ability to deal with COVID-19 - Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has, once again, commended Malaysia’s preparedness and ability to address COVID-19 infection.


COVID-19: Two Malaysians on board cruise ship tested positive - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 -- Two Malaysians on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is currently anchored and quarantined at the Yokohama Port in Japan, have been tested positive for COVID-19 and undergoing treatment in the country.


Energy Candy products contain banned tadalafil - MoH

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17  -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) today confirmed that the Energy Candy products contain a banned substance called tadalafil.


COVID-19 death toll in China reaches 1,380, over 63,800 people infected -- Authorities

BEIJING, Feb 14 -- The number of people who have been infected with COVID-19 across China has reached 63,851, with 1,380 patients having died, Sputnik news agency quoted the National Health Commission on Friday.


Another 2,600 medical workers sent to China's Wuhan to fight COVID-19 -- Reports

MOSCOW, Feb 13 -- Another 2,600 medical workers have been sent to the Chinese city of Wuhan to fight COVID-19, Sputnik news agency quoted a China Central Television report.


Malaysia better prepared for COVID-19 due to past experience

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 -- Having experienced health crises such as Zika virus, Influenza and Nipah virus in the past, has helped Malaysia to be better prepared in handling the spread of any communicable disease.




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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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