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Health Ministry to look into reasons for low MMR vaccination

IPOH: The Health Ministry will look into the reasons why there is a lower percentage of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination registered in the country, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


‘Health boost is still too little’

KUALA LUMPUR: The extra RM2bil budget for the health sector is welcomed, but analysts say it may not reach the target set by Pakatan Harapan this administrative term.


Ministry seizes RM2.8mil worth of illegal health products

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has seized 251,782 types of unlawful health products worth an estimated RM2.8mil during a crackdown on unregistered products.


Providing public with basic health checks

INSPIRED by the government’s efforts to improve healthcare nationwide, the Pharmacy Student Association of UCSI recently held its annual 2018 public health campaign under the theme “Chronic Kidney Disease : A Silent Killer”.


More counsellors needed to tackle mental health

PUTRAJAYA: One out of three Malaysians faces mental health-related issues, therefore there is a need for more counsellors, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


Independent Health Advisory Council to be established

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will be setting up an independent Health Advisory Council within 100 days to advise the ministry on strengthening healthcare delivery, said Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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S’pore health minister appointed to WHO commission

SINGAPORE: Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong has been appointed in his personal capacity to a high-level World Health Organi­sation (WHO) commission.


Mental health patients find it hard to get referral letters

PETALING JAYA: Patients seeking help for mental health issues are finding it hard to obtain referral letters because many doctors do not recognise mental illness.


Health standard for workers to be endorsed by Asean

PETALING JAYA: Asean labour ministers are set to issue a joint statement endorsing efforts to provide a health standard with appropriate enforcement to protect workers.


Database on health goes live

PUTRAJAYA: A central database containing health-related information from both public and private hospitals in Malaysia has gone live.