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AseanPlus News 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM647m to fight SARS so far

THE Government's outlay since the battle against SARS began comes close to S$300mil (RM647mil) - and Health Minister Lim Hng Kiang says it is by no means the final tally.

Nation 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ill-prepared to stop a growing AIDS epidemic

There are only about 10 doctors throughout Malaysia who have significant experience treating HIV/AIDS and the country will be ill-prepared to thwart a growing epidemic, with indications that the infection rate is going up.

Nation 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chua: Use serving spoons instead of chopsticks

Malaysian Chinese should discard the habit of using their chopsticks and spoons to pick up food on the same dish shared by others to prevent the spread of infectious diseases through their saliva, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

AseanPlus News 25 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kindergartens under scrutiny

CHINA'S 110,000 kindergartens will undergo health and hygiene inspections over the next two months.

Nation 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

HIV/TB co-infections up

The number of people in Malaysia who are co-infected with both tuberculosis (TB) and HIV is on the increase, and they are mostly from prisons and drug rehabilitation centres, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.

Nation 29 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Siti Hasmah: Family encouraged me to be doctor

The Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali paid tribute to her family, especially her parents, in encouraging her to succeed as a doctor.

Nation 04 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

More men than women give blood

Men still outnumber women as blood donors in the country because members of the fairer sex are often rejected, said National Blood Bank deputy director Dr Farahizah Abd Karim.

Nation 05 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fong: Keep tabs on foreign workers’ health

Human resource managers are required to check on the medical condition of foreign workers when they start work to ensure that they are free from infectious diseases, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn said.

Nation 11 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak eases terms for health experts

Sarawak will be more flexible in issuing work permits for health and medical specialists from other states due to shortage of such expertise.

Nation 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prescription for well-being

THE Government will allocate RM20mil to expedite the setting up of the Centre for Disease Control to combat the spread of diseases.