Medicine ‘burns’ woman

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A WOMAN in Alor Setar suffered horrific burn-like skin injuries after taking pills she claimed was prescribed by a clinic in Perlis last week, reported Harian Metro.

The 35-year-old woman said that she could not even take showers nowadays as water made her condition worse.

“My whole body hurts and I have only been able to lie in bed since last Thursday,” she said.

Her husband, who only wished to be known as Tajul, said the medicine was intended to help her with numbness in her body.

“She took two pills daily for five days and after that her face started to itch and rashes started to appear all over her body. Things became worse when her vision blurred,” he said.

She is suspected to be allergic to the medicine.

A spokesperson for the Kedah Health Department said the department had sent the woman’s report to skin specialists to find out what caused her condition.

> The Education Ministry will announce a new Higher Education Blueprint for the period of 2015 to 2025 in March, reported Kosmo!

The blueprint will focus on rai­sing the standard and transforming the country’s higher education sector.

The blueprint is an extension to the Strategic Higher Education Plan, launched in 2007, and will be streamlined with other education plans.

Higher Education Department director-general Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail said that at present, the mi­nistry was in the process of drafting the plan and getting feedback from various parties.

“The ministry is still conducting dialogues with stakeholders for ideas and suggestions.

“This blueprint will give us a chance to determine the type of graduates we produce.

“We also wish to raise the stan­dards of students and lecturers in institutions of higher learning,” he said.

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