Health ministry sets up special inquiry to probe sexual abuse

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 15  (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry has set up a special inquiry to probe into information obtained by an independent body on allegations of sexual harassment on housemen by a department head at a hospital in the Klang Valley.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the special inquiry was set up last Sept 24 following a report issued on Sept 18 by the independent body on its investigation.

"The special inquiry is given a month, until Oct 23, to complete its investigation before a full report will be sent to the Public Service Department for further action,” he said in a statement here today.

Dzulkefly said investigation by the independent body was to confirm the allegations did take place.

Last July 29, a newspaper had reported allegations that a head of orthopaedics department at a government hospital in the Klang Valley had sexually harassed and made sexual advances against house officers under his supervision. 





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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