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Nation 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Some diseases manifest even after screening

The screening of foreign workers on arrival here might reduce the danger of importing diseases but the risk cannot be totally eliminated, said Health Ministry deputy director-general (public health) Datuk Dr Tee Ah Sian.

Nation 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Compulsory tests to weed out sick foreign workers

All foreign workers will have to undergo compulsory medical check-ups the moment they enter the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri AbdullahAhmad Badawi said the move was being intro-duced with immediate effect to prevent peoplefrom being infected by foreign workers suffering from communicable diseases.

Nation 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bill to clean up labs to be tabled in June

The Pathology Bill, which is expected to #8220;clean up#8221; operations of clinical laboratories, has been forwarded to the Attorney-General Chambers for approval before tabling in Parliament in June.

Nation 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't be driven by profits, medical sector told

People working in the medical sector should not be driven by profits but should broaden their concern to cover the well-being of the society and the world as a whole, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

AseanPlus News 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't visit China, official tells Taiwanese

B>TAIPEI:/BThe head of Taiwan's health department warned yesterday against non-essential visits to China, as authorities tried to determine whether three Taiwanese hospitalised with flu-like symptoms contracted the deadly atypical pneumonia that has spread through Asia.

Nation 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sickly passengers banned from flights

As airlines around the world move to ban passengers displaying flu-like symptoms from boarding their planes following the current scare of atypical pneumonia, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said it will provide protective masks for them on its flights.

AseanPlus News 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

More than 200 have mystery illness in HK

B>HONG KONG:/BMore than 200 people here have now contracted a mystery disease, and one more victim has died, officials said Saturday as health chiefs from this territory and China discussed ways to co-operate against the spread of infectious illnesses.

Nation 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children are the real victims

Daily at media briefings in Amman, international relief agencies are expressing growing concern for the welfare of Iraqi children caught in the current war.

AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK seals off infected block of apartments

B>HONG KONG:/BThe Government here has sealed off a block of apartments for 10 days in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the atypical pneumonia after it was declared as the new epicentre for the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Nation 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO and KL advise against going to places affected by SARS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised travellers not to go to Guangdong province in southern China and here because of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).