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PETALING JAYA: About one third of 300 permanent positions offered to contract doctors this month have been rejected, says the Health Ministry.
PETALING JAYA: Covid-19 self-test kits should be made more affordable with the government subsidising the cost or giving them free to those from low-income families, say consumer and health groups.
Sales of oximeters, those devices used to measure blood oxygen levels, have more than doubled recently. Pharmacists recommend that each home should own one, as well as Covid-19 self-test kits, in case of emergencies, while health experts say oximeters are optional.
FROM AMRAHI BUANG , President Malaysian Pharmacists Society
PETALING JAYA: Concerned over the rampant sales of fake Covid-19 self-test kits by unauthorised sellers, the Malaysian Pharmacists Society (MPS) is urging the government to step in and protect buyers amid the rise in infections and brought-in-dead (BID) cases.
Medicine prices are exorbitantly high at the moment as Myanmar suffers a deadly third wave of Covid-19.
MySejahtera advised users who need self-test kits urgently to purchase from community pharmacies and health facilities.
GEORGE TOWN: A Health Ministry study to assess the efficacy of the drug Ivermectin in preventing severe Covid-19 disease will involve 500 patients, according to the infectious disease expert heading it.
There should not be any price difference whether customers buy approved Covid-19 home self-test kits online or in-store, several pharmacists said when interviewed.