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Reform Socso legislation to enable claims for cancer, says group

Galen CEO Azrul Mohd Khalib says surviving cancer should not depend on a person's socioeconomic status.

Johor assembly gets clarification about medicines shortage

State exco member says government has taken various proactive measures to ensure that all patients have an adequate supply of medicines.

Subra: Bundling concept can lower private hospital prices

Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam says government aware of high medical charges charged by private hospitals, and are in discussions to find a solution.

Govt hospitals recycling single-use devices to save money

Some hospitals are resorting to cheaper drugs and asking patients to get their tests done elsewhere due to broken or unserviced machines.

No oversupply, high demand for Malaysian nurses

Lincoln University College Pro Chancellor says fresh graduates with nursing diplomas can earn almost RM9,300 a month working in Singapore.

Woman linked to major fake medical cert syndicate held

33-year-old suspect is believed to have been involved in scam since 2011 and operated using SMS, charging RM18 to RM25 for each fake medical certificate.

Foreigners to pay higher hospital fees

In a move to reduce medical subsidy for non-citizens, the health ministry has announced new rates for wards and surgery for foreign residents.

Senior doctors should start with the man in the mirror

Stop complaining about the traits of millennial doctors, everyone must take it upon themselves to be part of the solution and not be part of the problem.

Counselling to help trainee doctors cope with stress

Health ministry says every year, 20% to 30% of medical graduates can't complete their housemanship in two years due to stress at the workplace.

Hospital interns get fired the most among civil servants

Chief Secretary to the Government believes work pressure is the main reason why hospital interns go missing from work and are served termination notices later.

Indian siddha doctor to head study at Sg Buloh Hospital

The verma therapy would complement treatment for orthopaedic and rehabilitative patients.

‘Freeze on new private hospitals no cure for shortage of specialists’

Medical experts dismiss PSM's proposal to discourage specialists from government hospitals joining private sector.

A-G: Hospital concessionaires neglected maintenance for three years

Auditor-General Ambrin Buang recommends fines for non-compliance.

Santiago slams hike in hospital charges

DAP lawmaker says government should instead cut down on spending, especially for Prime Minister’s Department.

Doctors: What’s next after houseman contracts end?

Cautious welcome to 'stop-gap' government scheme for medical graduates to get jobs in public hospitals.

Less money for reagents, vaccines despite 2016 shortcomings

Govt hospitals, clinics unable to carry out tests using reagents since September this year despite bigger health budget than next year's allocation.

Teo: Saving lives more important than PM’s Dept

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching finds it unacceptable that allocations for public healthcare has been cut while that for the Prime Minister’s Dept has increased.

Conflicting accounts on shortage of medicines in government hospitals

Some patients and medical staff say there is a shortage but the Health Ministry says there is adequate supply.

Worrying trend of patients abandoned in hospitals

At least two patients abandoned each month with family members refusing to take them and welfare homes also unable to take them.

Govt hospitals need 16,000 more beds

The present ratio of 1.85 hospital beds to every 1,000 population does not reach the international standard ratio of 2.5:1,000.

Govt plans to have only women doctors delivering babies

Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya says this is not possible now as women doctors don't seem interested in obstetrics and gynaecology.

More posts for specialists in gov’t hospitals

Ministry is holding discussions with Public Services Department to raise doctor-patient ratio to 1:400.

RM1.5m in medical supplies stolen by hospital staff

Hospital staff regularly steal medicines and pharmaceutical supplies for personal use, a report finds.

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