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Nation 08 Jul 2021 | 7:00 AM

Self-test for faster results

PETALING JAYA: The self-test kits (Rapid Antigen test) that use saliva for Covid-19 screening will ramp up the testing rate in the country but the results must be followed up with a confirmatory RT-PCR test, say health experts.

Nation 01 Jul 2021 | 7:00 AM

More vaccines coming in to shore up national supply

PETALING JAYA: With the arrival of more vaccine supplies, health experts believe this will ramp up the nation’s efforts of having at least 10% of the population fully immunised by mid-July.

Nation 27 Jun 2021 | 7:26 PM

Health Ministry: Appointment of medical officers always based on merit and performance

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The appointment of medical officers on a permanent basis has all this while been based on merit and performance during their housemanship, says Health Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohd Shafiq Abdullah.

Letters 19 Jun 2021 | 7:00 AM

Employ precision public health measures

From TAN SRI DATUK DR ABU BAKAR SULEIMAN, Chairman, Health and Sciences Covid-19 Advisory Group of Experts (EAG), PROF DR ROSMAWATI MOHAMED, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, DR MARY CARDOSA, Malaysian Medical Association, DATUK DR FADZILAH KAMALUDIN, Malaysian Public Health Physicians’ Association, DATUK DR KULJIT SINGH, Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia and DATUK DR CHRISTOPHER LEE, Malaysian Society of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases.

Nation 15 Jun 2021 | 7:00 AM

‘Don’t rush to relax SOP’

PUTRAJAYA: The nationwide lockdown may have resulted in a slight decline in the number of Covid-19 cases, but the government should not rush into relaxing the standard operating procedures (SOP), say health experts. Malaysian Public Health Phy­sicians Association president Datuk Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar said while the result of the lockdown had been encouraging, any decision to loosen restrictions must be made cautiously.“Let’s not rush to allow more activities. It has to be done slowly instead, such as allowing longer operating hours for takeaways at restaurants instead of allowing pasar malam (night markets) or schools to reopen.