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World Patient Safety Day: WHO makes patient safety a health priority

The World Health Organisation is introducing the first-ever World Patient Safety Day (Sept 17) to emphasise the importance of this issue, which causes much preventable harm.

Many more can shine

HIGHLIGHTING recent media reports on an Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate who was admitted to medical school and another who became a lawyer, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said he was confident that many more such students will do well on academic and professional tracks.

Unexpected entry to medicine

WHEN Darren Leong, 21, found out in May that he had been accepted to read medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he was overjoyed.

Tackling loneliness among the elderly

KUALA LUMPUR: Loneliness and other mental health issues among the elderly need to be looked into as the country becomes an ageing nation by 2030.

My life as I never knew it

WHAT day is it? Oh yes, it’s Wednesday because my column comes out on that day. But I am writing this on Monday, which is what I usually do as part of my routine.

Clown doctors warding off frowns

PETALING JAYA: The narrow space next to the bedside of a sick child is their “stage”.