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Nation 16 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

MMC calls for stricter requirement to curb the deteriorating standards of graduates

PETALING JAYA: Impose a more stringent entry requirement for the medical course – that is what is suggested by the Malaysian Medical Council to the Higher Education Ministry as the way to arrest the deteriorating standards of a number of foreign university graduates.

Nation 15 Mar 2016 | 5:54 AM

Stricter entry requirements for medical courses suggested

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) has suggested more stringent entry requirements for medical courses, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Nation 13 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia training more dentists

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is seeing an increase in dentists in the next five years, which will lower the dentist-patient ratio to 1:3,000 by 2018.

Nation 11 Mar 2016 | 12:42 PM

Health D-G clears Johnson & Johnson talcum powder

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has assured the public that cosmetic and pharmaceutical-grade talcum powder are usually more pure and do not contain cancer-causing asbestos, as claimed by the Consumers Association of Penang.

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 Mar 2016 | 9:56 AM

Shorter stint proposed for brilliant housemen

PETALING JAYA: Housemen who excel in their training may get to finish their training within a shorter period under a fast-track system being mooted by the Health Ministry.

Nation 07 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Dentists with nothing to fill Limited vacancies hurt new grads

PETALING JAYA: Dentists do an important job filling cavities in our teeth but there are not enough vacancies for them to fill in public hospitals.

Nation 07 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

D-G doesn’t encourage use of self kits

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has made it known that it does not encourage the use of HIV self-test kits.

Viewpoints 06 Mar 2016 | 6:51 AM

Dengue and the cost of saving lives

Columnist Dzof Azmi points out that when it comes to vaccines, it’s all a matter of dollars and sense.

Nation 06 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Weed killer found in food

KUALA LUMPUR: The food poisoning case in Siputeh, Batu Gajah in Perak on Friday, was the first incident believed to have been caused by contamination from weed killer sprayed near coffeeshops and blown by the wind.