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Nation 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘MPS not an insurance firm’

The London-based Medical Protection Society is a non-profit organisation and has over 3,500 doctors from Malaysia subscribing to it against medical indemnity.

Letters 05 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making KL a world-class city

MALAYSIA'S capital city is continuously improving its services and facilities to meet standards that will please both visitors and local citizens. In this third and last part of a series, Datuk Bandar DATUK MOHMAD SHAID MOHD TAUFEK talks about what it takes to make Kuala Lumpur a worldclass city.

Lifestyle 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Facing up to disability

PARALYSED actor of the big-screen I>Superman /I>series Christopher Reeve landed in Australia last week, courtesy of the New South Wales state authorities, to urge Australians to support stem cell research, and the more contentious practice of therapeutic cloning, reported BBC World Service radio.

Health 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Improving healthcare

I>StarTwo/Ijournalist LOH FOON FONG received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and visited Switzerland and Sweden to study their healthcare systems. She submitted a report on I>Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Optiions for Malaysia/Iwhich will appear in three weekly segments.

Nation 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Council set up to identify medical errors

A National Patient Safety Council has been set up to identify problems in #8220;adverse cases#8221; so that healthcare providers can learn from the mistakes.

Lifestyle 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don’t shoot the doctor

Email from Dr Yap Kim Hoong of Kuala Lumpur

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Supplement questions

With the shift in nutrition pattern towards one of unhealthy excess, the role of supplements in maintaining health is becoming more prominent.

Education 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Business plans that tick

Songbirds from Team Epsilon found that the best way to sing their hearts out without spending a fortune at karaoke lounges was to have a 24-hour karaoke satellite broadcasting channel #8211; Kara Channel (short for Karaoke Channel).

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stiff dose of competition

Giant businesses may be squeezing their smaller counterparts out of the market in many sectors, but trust the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a pill for every ill. While independent pharmacies may not have as much muscle as the big guys, they have innovative ways to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive business world, reports LEONG SHEN-LI.

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Teaming up for benefits

BEING small can be a problem, and for pharmacies, not being part of a big group or chain can make survival a bit of a struggle.