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Over RM300 mn additional budget needed to upgrade hospitals in Malaysia

by MJN team | 24 Mar. 2017

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said it needs more than RM300 million of additional budget to upgrade and change electrical wiring systems in government hospitals in the country. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr.Hilmi Yahaya said the allocation encompassed RM185.87 million to upgrade the buildings for 78 hospitals...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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MSU awards Malaysia health DG Dr. Noor Hisham with honorary doctorate

by MJN team

The Management and Science University (MSU), one of the top universities in Malaysia that focuses strongly in critical areas of studies including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences, has awarded that country’s health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah with an honorary doctorate. Thanking MSU’s board..
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SPECIAL FEATURES

● Bachok Hospital in Kelantan gets RM140 mn construction budget

● Sabah to monitor sudden increase of typhoid cases in Tawau

● Private clinics, GPs to introduce bundle system to lower cost for patients

● Paramit opens new medical device design, manufacturing hub in Malaysia

● Malaysian flotilla may proceed to Bangladesh if not allowed in Myanmar

● Orang Asli community in Perak accept malaria treatments

● Medical insurance premiums increase as healthcare costs rise

● RM380 mn medical expenditure budget in Malaysia remains –Dr. Hilmi

● First cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in SEA confirmed in Thailand

New Products & Technology

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"SaveME 999" smartphone app for disabled community soon to launch

A new smartphone application called “SaveME 999” designed to help the disabled community in Malaysia to get efficient and effective help during emergencies will soon be launched by the country’s Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM). According to the ministry's deputy chief secretary...   More »


Health Alert

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Alert level in Malaysia rises as H5N1 bird flu hits more villages

Health authorities in Malaysia have raised the alert level in the northeastern state of Kelantan as the H5N1 bird flu spreads to more poultry in more villages. Some 24,000 birds have been culled in Kelantan since the H5N1 strain was reported on March 6 after several...   More »


2017 Nursing & Healthcare Events

25-27 July 2017
APHM 2017
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

22-24 August 2017
13th Health-Asia / Pharma Asia
Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan

6-8 September 2017
Medical fair Thailand
Bangkok Thailand

Featured Headlines

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Obesity-related kidney disease cases in Pahang becoming a serious concern   New 

MJN Team | 27 Mar. 2017

The number of obesity-related kidney disease cases in Pahang, Malaysia is becoming a serious concern for health authorities. State Health Department director Dr. Shaari Ngadiman said that as of March, there were about 2,000 kidney patients undergoing haemodialysis in Pahang...

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MOH confirms no human H5N1 bird flu infections in Kelantan so far   New 

MJN Team | 27 Mar. 2017

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that there are no human infections of the H5N1 bird flu virus in the state of Kelantan so far, and urged the public not to panic. The country’s health Deputy Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahaya, said there are...

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Federal government to give RM5 mn to Cuepacs Care to cover increase in costs

MJN Team | 24 Mar. 2017

Malaysia’s federal government is contributing RM5 million for the Takaful Cuepacs Care Program this year to cover the increase in healthcare costs, according to the country’s Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. The prime minister said the protection plan, which...

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International News

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Malaysian doctor invited to discuss pandemic preparedness in Germany

06 Mar. 17

Malaysian epidemiologist Dr.Dhesi Baha Raja was invited by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at the Third International German Forum and contribute his expert opinion on formulating a pandemic preparedness plan for not only Germany but also on a global level...

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Education News

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Malaysian NGOs: Water safety, safe rescue skills need to be taught in schools   New 

27 Mar 17

Several Malaysian non-governmental organisations are pressing for the need to teach water safety and safe rescue skills in schools, following the increase in drowning cases across the country since the beginning of the year. Statistics from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue...

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Pharmaceutical

MyCC: Price control on medicines urgently needed in Malaysia

10 Mar. 17

The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) said there is an urgent need for the implementation of price control on medicines in the country. MyCC commissioner Professor Dr. Sothi Rachagan said the current price gap between the government and private sectors was huge, and prices...

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Business & Investments

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BookDoc gets double-digit million dollar investment from Stanley Ho's family

22 Feb 17

Malaysia’s doctor booking service BookDoc has recently announced that it received a pre-Series A funding round led by a family member of Macau billionaire tycoon Stanley Ho, following an investment the company received barely a year ago from Prince Abdul Qawi, a...

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