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Tag: Ministry of Health

Dire shortage of geriatricians in country

There are no more than 20 specialists trained in providing care to the elderly, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Methanol poisoning death toll rises to 33

Health D-G says 37 people are still admitted, 13 of them in critical condition.

Five questions for the health minister on B40 insurance plan

We are a nation that has practised universal public healthcare so it seems odd that the ministry wants to embark on an insurance plan for the B40 group which may benefit profit-minded entities.

Gala, Granny Smith apples safe for consumption

The health ministry says social media postings claiming the apples are banned are old news that have resurfaced.

New 24-hour helpline for stressed out doctors

The Malaysian Medical Association says many doctors especially trainees are overwhelmed by the job.

Junior doctors trapped in catch-22 predicament

Unemployment is high among medical graduates because housemanship training is only provided by accredited government and university hospitals and places are scarce.

Deputy minister: Missing foreigners behind spread of TB

Dr Hilmi Yahaya says foreigners often go missing after being diagnosed with tuberculosis for fear of being sent home.

Exercise caution when purchasing cosmetic products

Deputy health minister, Dr Hilmi Yahaya says every item with the ministry's approval bears a hologram on the packaging that can be detected by a scanner.

Cronyism blamed for health budget woes

MP Jeyakumar says much of the money goes towards paying high prices charged by crony companies.

Poor medical care due to budget cuts, say MPs

Hannah Yeoh says the health ministry is not being given importance while other "less important" ministries are well taken care of.

Health Ministry to furnish guidelines for water births

Any hospital that wishes to offer water birth facilities and services must fulfil certain criteria set by the ministry.

Health Ministry plans for more clinical specialists

Health Minister says there is still not enough to provide service in 142 MOH hospitals with 40,260 beds in total.

Both public and gov’t must step up fight on dengue

Dr Ashok Phillips of the Malaysian Medical Association says both parties must be responsible in eradicating the breeding sites of Aedes mosquitoes.