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Nation 27 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doctor: Few medical errors in hospitals

The record of medical errors reported in Malaysia is small compared to developed nations but continuous risk management methods must be taken to improve patient safety in hospitals, Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) president Datuk Dr Ridzwan Bakar said.

Nation 09 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pool resources, members urged

Malaysia has called on Islamic countries to pool their resources in developing advanced technologies as 'we do not have the luxury' of pursuing every scientific and technological development individually.

AseanPlus News 14 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

APEC to look at tougher measures against SARS

Twenty cameras scan travelers as they arrive in the immigration halls at Singapore's Changi International Airport, translating them onto screens as ghostly outlines with blue, green and yellow skin.

Nation 27 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stepping up health checks for orang asli

The Health Ministry will improve its health services at all orang asli settlements in the country to curb the spread of infectious diseases among them.

Nation 06 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doc’s report tendered

Housewife Bashah Mustaffa, who was given HIV-contaminated blood in a transfusion three years ago, can probably expect a normal lifespan.

AseanPlus News 21 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong on alert after viral outbreak

B>HONG KONG/B>B>:/BHong Kong health officials warned the public to be on alert yesterday after hundreds of people were struck down by an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis.

Nation 01 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chua: Most blood donated is free of contamination

Blood found to be contaminated with infectious diseases remains low at less than 2% of the total collected through donation campaigns last year.

Nation 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Medical research centre by next year

The Education Ministry has been given the go-ahead by the Cabinet to set up the Global Health Institute, a medical research facility run in collaboration with the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo.

Nation 13 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM invites regional leaders to fight graft

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has taken his fight against corruption to the regional level, by inviting the 10 Asean countries and Japan to join the Kuala Lumpur-based Anti-Corruption Academy.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Experts track source of illness

B>BEIJING:/BMedical detectives targeted drains and sewers as they scoured a residential block, a drug store and a private home in southern China, searching for where a sickened man's illness #8211; which may or may not be SARS #8211; was contracted.