Tag: Health Ministry
He says some of those infected with HIV might fail to be treated under the current regimen.
Dr Lee Boon Chye confirms male staff underwent a smoking test today.
The deputy health minister says the inspection was carried out to safeguard the people.
Malaysia wants to club e-cigarettes and vaporisers together with tobacco products under a single law that would prohibit promotions and advertising usage in public areas and use by minors.
However, cases involving upper respiratory tract infection take a dip during the past week.
The health ministry says the leak could have happened at any healthcare facility including private hospitals and university medical centres.
The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says there should be a review of the drug procurement system to prevent monopolistic practices.
Deputy minister advises those with respiratory diseases to stay home or wear masks when going outside.
The government has been accused of inaction over its investigation into the deaths of the Orang Asli villagers there.
Nothing has materialised four months after 15 members of the Batek community perished, says report.
The health minister says officers who are caught smoking on ministry premises will be subjected to stringent action.
The operation against 78 outlets follows complaints on the sale of vaping liquid containing nicotine to students.
Senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan says smokers can still smoke if they wish but they have to do it 3m away from any restaurant.
The health ministry says 70% of the cases were reported in urban areas.
Dzulkefly Ahmad says certain obstacles must be removed before it becomes mandatory for doctors to issue such prescription slips to help pharmacists dispense medicines.
JTI Malaysia says there has been an increase in the consumption of illegal tobacco and nicotine products.
He says till May this year, 213 cases were reported, including 68 at government schools and 26 at private schools.
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.
The hotline allows the public to send photographs of those who light up in no-smoking zones.
37 cases in Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang have also been confirmed as measles after laboratory tests.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the Starfresh brand is meant for the Singapore market and not sold in Malaysia.
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.
The health minister says the government will continue to hold dialogues with groups opposing vaccination.
Dzulkefly Ahmad says his ministry has applied to the Public Service Department to increase the quota to overcome the current shortage.