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Langkah kerajaan berkesan kawal COVID-19 - PM Mahathir

LANGKAWI, 14 Feb -- Kerajaan Malaysia dilihat berkesan dalam mengawal penularan epidemik COVID-19 di negara ini, kata Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.



Rangkuman Perkembangan Terkini COVID-19: Keadaan Masih Terkawal

Oleh Melati Mohd Ariff



Berikut adalah rangkuman mengenai COVID-19 dan perkara yang berkaitan di Malaysia dan di peringkat dunia dari 10 Feb hingga 14 Feb.



Kuala Lumpur (Bernama) -- Jumlah kes jangkitan COVID-19 di negara ini kekal 19 setakat laporan ini ditulis hari ini, sejak tiga kes pertama dilaporkan pada 25 Jan.



Daripada 19 kes itu, 6 adalah rakyat Malaysia dan 13 warganegara dari China. Setakat 14 Feb, tiga kes pesakit COVID-19 di Malaysia yang sudah sembuh melibatkan warganegara China iaitu dua lelaki orang, masing-masing berusia 63 dan 40 tahun serta kanak-kanak perempuan berusia empat tahun.



Menteri Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad sebelum ini (pada 12 Feb) dipetik sebagai berkata keadaan jangkitan COVID-19 di negara ini "masih dalam kawalan dan berada pada tahap pembendungan awal."


Vaksin COVID-19 dijangka siap dalam tempoh 18 bulan - WHO

GENEVA, 14 Feb  -- Ketua Pengarah Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pada Selasa berkata vaksin pertama untuk COVID-19 dijangka dapat dihasilkan dalam tempoh 18 bulan, lapor agensi berita Xinhua.



COVID-19: Angka kematian di China cecah 1,380, lebih 63,800 dijangkiti

BEIJING, 14 Feb -- Jumlah mereka yang dijangkiti wabak penyakit COVID-19 di seluruh China meningkat kepada 63,851 orang dengan 1,380 pesakit meninggal dunia, lapor agensi berita Sputnik memetik Suruhanjaya Kesihatan China pada Jumaat.



mySalam sinar baharu buat pesakit kronik kurang berkemampuan

KOTA KINABALU, 14 Feb  -- mySalam, skim perlindungan masyarakat yang menyediakan perlindungan kesihatan takaful percuma kepada rakyat, ibarat sinar baharu buat pesakit kronik kurang berkemampuan di negara ini meneruskan kehidupan.



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.



COVID-19: Unit Virologi IMR pastikan keputusan ujian pesakit disyaki tepat, cepat

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Feb -- Kakitangan Unit Virologi Pusat Penyelidikan Penyakit Berjangkit di Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan (IMR) telah diletakkan dalam keadaan bersedia bagi menjalankan penyiasatan jangkitan COVID-19.



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.



mySalam Health Scheme a welcome relief for chronic disease patients

KOTA BHARU, Feb 12 -- The mySalam B40 National Health Protection Scheme initiated by the government has benefited many chronic disease and critical patients in Kelantan.





HealthEdge


EXCLUSIVE

UMSC's Interdisciplinary Approach To Easing Pain

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For people suffering from chronic pain, even simple daily activities like taking a shower and getting dressed can be a torture. Anger, anxiety and even depression may ensue as a result of chronic pain, in view of the limitations they face and the debilitating nature of their condition.

In an exclusive interview with Bernama recently, experts from UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) shed light on pain management, a significant branch in medicine that utilises an interdisciplinary approach in easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.

Neurosurgery expert Dr Nor Faizal Ahmad Bahuri describes pain as an unpleasant sensation that can be felt whenever there is a tissue injury.

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