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Food poisoning cases up by 24%, including in schools, reveals Dzulkefly

He says till May this year, 213 cases were reported, including 68 at government schools and 26 at private schools.

Health ministry not practising eugenics, says Dzulkefly on contraceptive jabs for...

The minister says authorities must pre-empt and debunk nuances and insinuation by critics that Orang Asli women are being forced to take contraceptive injections.

WhatsApp blocks ministry’s smoking ban hotline over snooping complaints

The hotline allows the public to send photographs of those who light up in no-smoking zones.

Now 11 Orang Asli in Pahang, Terengganu down with measles

37 cases in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang have also been confirmed as measles after laboratory tests.

Health ministry probes recalled bottled drinking water

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the Starfresh brand is meant for the Singapore market and not sold in Malaysia.

Judicial review on smoking ban to be heard on Aug 22

Seven individuals are challenging the health ministry's decision to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year.

MMC to act against doctors caught supporting anti-vaxxers

The health minister says the government will continue to hold dialogues with groups opposing vaccination.

Health ministry intends to take in more contract nurses

Dzulkefly Ahmad says his ministry has applied to the Public Service Department to increase the quota to overcome the current shortage.

Small chance of monkeypox here, but be careful, says health ministry

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says risk of the virus spreading to Malaysia is low unless individuals have a history of contact with infected animals.

From smoking ban to public health reforms, a look at Dzulkefly’s...

He needs to buck up on engagement with various sectors of the public

Compulsory immunisation on the agenda at Health Ministry

Dzulkefly Ahmad says the proposal will be discussed at a pre-Cabinet meeting of the ministry's steering committee.

Health ministry to maintain RM1 for HIV screening

Deputy minister says authorities are working to set aside the new fee structure gazetted five years ago.

Health ministry to issue summonses for smoking ban starting July 1

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says summonses will be issued to those caught smoking at eateries after the six-month grace period.

Vapes with nicotine must be registered with health ministry

This is to ensure that the products fulfil safety regulations.

MMA welcomes bill to regulate tobacco trade

The association says the proposed Act demonstrates the government's seriousness in discouraging the smoking habit.

Sugar tax to be levied only on manufacturers for now

Health minister says the sugar tax, in force on July 1, will not apply to restaurants and eating places.

Under 1% of Malaysians against vaccines, says health ministry

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says these are not an organised group.

Return 7 types of high blood pressure medicine, urges health ministry

The medicine containing Losartan can also be returned to suppliers.

93% of water dispensing machines in Perak have no health ministry...

The Perak Health Department has found that out of the 860 machines in the state, only 61 have licences.

Health ministry studying ways to reduce cancer treatment costs in private...

They include efforts to amend drug control procedures that directly affect treatment costs.

No non-halal elements in vaccines, assures health ministry

Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye says every vaccine produced goes through a thorough study by qualified physicians.

Govt mulling compulsory vaccination for measles, diphtheria

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says the government is committed to preventing any further deaths from these diseases.

Task force to study proposal on making vaccination a must

Many issues, including the legal aspects, will be taken into consideration.

Former Nursing Department director cleared of abuse of power charge

S Tselvin will now be entitled to her gratuity and pension after the prosecution withdraws its appeal in High Court.