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Health Ministry denies cancer drugs cost more at public hospitals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has denied that certain cancer drugs cost more in public health facilities than in private hospitals.


PKR MP: I was confident Pakatan would win GE14

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR MP Dr Lee Boon Chye says he was confident that Pakatan Harapan would win in GE14, contrary to a recently reported statement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.


The making of Dr M’s motley crew’s definition of motley crew as “An odd and often mismatched assortment of people, a group of friends or teammates who don’t seem like they’d work well together, but somehow they do” aptly describes the new Cabinet.


‘Tax-based healthcare system is best’

KUALA LUMPUR: The current healthcare services supported by general taxes should be maintained instead of introducing a whole new national health financing scheme, says a think-tank.


MCA: Address root cause of internet addiction

PETALING JAYA: The government should address the root cause of youth’s internet addiction instead of looking into restricting internet access, said MCA.


Govt may limit Internet access for teens under 17 after midnight

THE Government is looking into measures to limit Internet access for teenagers under 17 years old after midnight until 6am, as implemented in Japan and South Korea.


Think tank: Social Health Insurance scheme is regressive

KUALA LUMPUR: The Citizens’ Health Initiative (CHI) think-tank has proposed that the current tax-based financed system is maintained instead of introducing a whole new national health financing scheme.


Deputy Health Minister: LGBT is 'aberration' and not caused by mental illness (corrected)

KUALA LUMPUR: Those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) do not have such tendencies due to mental illnesses.


Targeted therapies help us, say late-stage patients

KUALA LUMPUR: Stage 4 cancer patients say they are deprived of targeted therapies in government hospitals due to limited public funds.


Government hospital treatment costs more

KUALA LUMPUR: Patients referr­ed from private hospitals to public hospitals are paying more for cancer treatment and drugs and they are not happy about this.