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Selangor Sultan crowned in tradition-steeped ceremony

Compiled by SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH (9/03/03 - 15/03/03)


Private hospitals in a bind

Private hospitals are suffering #8220;substantial losses#8221; because insurance firms refuse to pay for certain claims by patients who received medical treatment, said Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia president Datuk Dr Ridzwan Bakar.


Doc: Notify authorities of suspected atypical pneumonia cases

The Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia has asked its members to notify health authorities of suspected cases of atypical pneumonia, which has claimed nine lives, mostly in Asia.


Provide data on incidents, private hospitals urged

The Health Ministry has urged private hospitals to co-operate with the newly formed Patients Safety Council of Malaysia in providing incident reporting data to improve the quality of healthcare.


The Internet rocket

WE have hitched a ride on a rocket and none of us knows where it is going,#8221; said journalist John Naughton when discussing the Internet, much touted as a revolutionary and fundamental force that will affect all areas of life. However, the full capacity of the Internet #8211; whether in education, business, healthcare, publishing #8211; is anyone's guess.

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Scientists closer to finding cure

B>HONG KONG/B>: Scientists here believe they are closer to finding a cure for the mystery illness that has killed 11 people and sickened over 300, but local media reported concerns yesterday that the disease may be spreading.


WHO lauds efforts to check disease

Malaysia has been commended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its swift plan of action in checking the occurrence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).


Chua: TB killing millions yearly

The #8220;mother of all wars#8221; is the battle against tuberculosis (TB) as it is claiming two million lives a year worldwide, with the annual death toll in Malaysia reaching 500, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said yesterday.


Event to highlight the plight of Iraqi child victims

The Malaysian Humanitarian Relief for the People of Iraq (Help-Iraq) will organise a gathering of children here next month to show support for Iraqi child victims.

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Rise in sales of herbal medicine

B>SINGAPORE:/BFear and confusion over the killer virus which has left more than 60 people dead and 1,700 infected worldwide are boosting sales of traditional medicine and vitamins in East Asia.