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Nation 11 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Medical graduate glut a problem

PETALING JAYA: The huge number of medical students graduating each year has become a critical issue and an independent task force is badly needed to address it, says a medical faculty dean.

Nation 09 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Limited training slots available for medical grads

PETALING JAYA: Medical students who slogged through their five-year year programme may just find that places are limited in the training hospitals.

Nation 18 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Seven docs in medical cert fraud may be penalised

PETALING JAYA: Seven doctors who were arrested for falsifying medical certificates for bus and taxi drivers will be penalised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) if they are found guilty of the offence.

Nation 03 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Taking steps to boost export of medical devices

PUTRAJAYA: The export of medical devices, which is already contributing around RM11bil annually, can provide more to the economy once regulations are fully enforced by next year.

Nation 06 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Medical schedule shows hikes of more than 200%

Private medical fees are up, but there is confusion over the exact percentage of the rise. While the Health Minister said the increase has been capped at 14.4%, – less than half the amount the Malaysian Medical Association had requested – the medical schedule showed hikes of a more than 200% on certain fee ceilings.

Nation 11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Ministry: More medical assistants soon

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry wants to increase the number of medical assistants in the country because there is a nationwide shortage.

Nation 26 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Singapore luring top medical grads

PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia struggles to accommodate thousands of its medical gra­duates for housemanship, Singapore has “hijacked” the cream of the crop for its hospitals.

Nation 08 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Hike in medical fees done in secretive manner, say employers

PETALING JAYA: The increase in the cap for private medical fees has taken employers by surprise.

Nation 28 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Restriction on new medical courses to ensure quality of junior doctors

PETALING JAYA: The freeze on new medical courses in all local institutions will be extended for another five years, announced the Higher Education Ministry.

Community 22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Collaboration gives university access to medical expertise

KUCHING: Borneo Medical Centre (BMC) and University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for staff, expertise and services exchange programmes.