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Groundbreaking, says advocate on decriminalising personal drug use

However, Samantha Chong cautions that this should not be confused with legalising drugs.

Drug addicts will be treated, not jailed, says Dzulkefly

He emphasises that this does not mean that Malaysia is legalising drugs and traffickers will still be punished.

Minister to push for ‘reasonable’ fee hike for GPs

More than 800 private doctors attend heated 4-hour town hall session with Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad over stagnant consultation charges.

Japanese minister responds to #KuToo campaign: High heels ‘appropriate’

Japan's health minister rebuffs a petition seeking a ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work.

Amendments to the law needed to make vaccination mandatory, Dewan Rakyat...

The health minister says elements of exemption and a compensation mechanism also need to be considered in making vaccination compulsory.

PSM man to push for new hospital if he wins Semenyih...

Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul welcomes the health minister’s proposal for a third health clinic in the constituency but says Semenyih folk deserve a hospital.

Chile’s Bachelet appointed UN rights chief

The two-time Chilean president who ranks among the world's most powerful women politicians also served in 2010 as the first director of UN Women, the UN agency promoting global gender equality.

After second chance for contractor, ‘new’ Penang Hospital set for year-end

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad hopes there will be no more delays.

No cover-up in case involving senior doctor, says Dzulkefly

This comes as a deputy minister claims there could be attempts at a cover-up.

Health ministry mulls price control for medication

Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye says the matter will be discussed with the domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry.

Think tank lauds move to bring healthcare to rural areas

Galen Centre CEO Azrul Mohd Khalib says rural patients now have to travel long distances to seek treatment for chronic diseases such as cancer, causing them financial hardship.

Health ministry to set up task force on medical purchases

Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad responds to concerns on a monopoly by Pharmaniaga, says other vendors also supply directly to ministry facilities.

UK says web firms “turning blind eye” to children, threatens regulation

British health minister Jeremy Hunt has threatened the imposition of regulations on social media firms.

Subramaniam: No to kiddie pack cigarettes

It would go against the National Tobacco Policy and Article 8 of WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control if the government agrees, says health minister.

Malaysia records 42% drop in new HIV cases

Death toll from AIDS also records decrease of 31% with 911 cases in 2016 compared with 1,321 cases in 2006.

3.8 million Malaysians have diabetes

About 1.8 million are unaware they have the disease as they never went for health screening.

Subra: No disease, epidemic in Penang’s flooded areas

The health minister says 403 of 1,111 flood victims examined for treatment by 50 medical teams during and after floods.

Experts: Lower nicotine levels make no difference to smokers

Smokers will only go through more cigarettes to satisfy their craving for nicotine, they say.

DAP MP ejected from Dewan Rakyat over rabies vaccine issue

Stampin MP Julian Tan raises Standing Order 36 (12) stating health minister made contradicting statements over supply of rabies vaccine in the country.

Government targets pain-free hospitals nationwide by 2020

The concept of pain-free hospitals encourages day-to-day surgery services in which patients need not have to spend the night in hospitals.

Pass in SPM BM a must for trainee doctors

Health minister says cabinet made this decision after his briefing today.

Thaqif’s second autopsy results out next week

Health Minister Dr Subramaniam says statement will be issued after getting the consent of the police.

Selling drugs online prohibited, even for medical purposes

Controlled drugs used as medicine need a prescription by qualified medical personnel before they can be given to patients, says health minister Dr S Subramaniam.

Jong Nam’s body still at hospital, says Subramaniam

Health Minister says issue over claiming of the remains of murdered half-brother of North Korean supreme leader will be resolved soon