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Use mobile clinics for health check-ups, rural folk urged

Rural folks should make use of medical screening provided by non-governmental organisations and mobile health clinics to detect diseases early to treat and better cope with the ailments.


Set up counters for SARS screening, colleges told

Institutions of higher learning have been asked to set up three registration counters for new students for the screening of SARS symptoms, Health Deputy director-general Datuk Dr Ismail Merican said.


Free health tests for all

SEDAYA College's Pharmacy Students#8217; Society (SPSS) is holding its second Annual Public Health Campaign this weekend at Oceania Square, Sunway Pyramid.


Don't go overboard, Ismail tells hospitals

Hospitals should not go overboard in taking precautionary measures against SARS by placing healthcare staff under quarantine without pay, Health Deputy Director-General Datuk Dr Ismail Merican said.


Travellers told to declare health status or face the music

Travellers who do not declare their health status on declaration cards upon arrival in Malaysia can be penalised or jailed, Disease Control Division deputy director Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman said.


Pay staff, private hospitals told

Staff in private hospitals are entitled to full remuneration and compensation once they are under quarantine for suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), said Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) president Datuk Dr Ridzwan Bakar Monday.


Penang economy hurt by SARS and global turmoil

THE Penang economy has #8220;fallen victim#8221; to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak and other global turmoil, Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas said yesterday.

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WHO casts doubt over SARS decline

B>HONG KONG:/BThe World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday cast doubt on a sharp decline in the number of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) cases in China in recent weeks as Taiwan's crisis deepened with mass resignations of medical workers.


Samsung helps out in SARS war

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has donated 5,000 surgical masks and RM50,000 to the Health Ministry to help create awareness and educate the public on the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).


Allowance a form of recognition for efforts, says Dr Ismail

The critical allowance for healthcare workers battling SARS under the stimulus package is a form of recognition for their efforts and a morale booster for them, Health deputy director-general Datuk Dr Ismail Merican said.