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Jobless patients turn towards subsidised care

A GROWING number of patients at specialist clinics in public hospitals are asking to be switched to subsidised care, because they have lost their jobs.


Go into health products, traders urged

The lack of local healthcare and medical equipment manufacturers have resulted in the country importing more than 70% of drugs and instruments worth RM3.6bil.


Old age not keeping Cheng away from acting for charity

Spending her twilight years in an old folks home has not turned Cheng Kuan Chin into a pessimist.


Call to tackle terrorism of all sizes and forms

SOUTH American countries, still counting the high social cost of fighting terrorists funded by drug traffickers for decades, have called on NAM to condemn terrorism of all 'sizes and forms.'


Karaoke team wins entrepreneur award

Team Epsilon who bagged the Gold Award in the HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards 2003, can kick back their heels and look forward to the next part - a well earned trip to Seattle. Edah Chong, Eileen Tey Yee Lin and Soh Lin Che - did not expect to win and were pleasantly surprised when the results were announced on Thursday night.

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PM's son to wait until dad retires

PRIME Minister Goh Chok Tong's son is being courted by the ruling party to enter politics but he is not inclined to take the plunge while his father is in power, said a newspaper yesterday.


Deductions for national health insurance plan

Malaysians will soon be required to make monthly contributions under the proposed national health insurance (NHI) scheme, said Health Ministry#8217;s deputy director-general (Research and Technical Support) Datuk Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.


MEF: Be flexible with health plan

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) disagreed with the Health Ministry's plan to make it compulsory for Malaysians to make monthly contributions to the National Health Insurance Scheme.


Health Ministry's new rules for private healthcare sector

New private medical clinics will have to be registered with the Health Ministry under new rules to regulate the private healthcare sector.


Sunny days for Sunway

If the 1990s could be described as a boom time for the local private education industry, then the first few years of the new millennium is seen as a period of consolidation.