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MCO should be extended, say health experts

KUALA LUMPUR: The movement control order (MCO) should be extended for at least another two weeks or until new daily cases drop below 50, say health experts.


Keeping frontliners safe vital in virus fight

KUALA LUMPUR: Monitoring the health of healthcare workers, giving training and daily briefings to them as well as to cleaners and food handlers are now crucial to prevent Covid-19 from spreading to frontliners and patients, says Datuk Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman.


‘Cuts may drive young away’

KUALA LUMPUR: The removal of permanent posts and pension schemes beginning next year could deter the young from joining the public service, said the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services Malaysia (Cue­pacs).


Liver issues that should not be ignored

About 60% of Malaysians risk dying from a fatty liver. This is when the liver contains over 5% of fat, indicating that it is no longer breaking down fat efficiently.


Lee: Insurance scheme will take time

KUALA LUMPUR: The social health insurance scheme cannot be implemented in the near future as it has to be accepted by all, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


Health Minister vows thorough investigation on ‘sex predator’

KOTA KINABALU: Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has promised that investigations are being carried out “judiciously” on the case of alleged sexual harassment and bullying of female housemen by an orthopaedics department head of a Klang Valley hospital.


Don’t implement VHI too hastily, say stakeholders

PETALING JAYA: Various stakeholders welcome the setting up of a Health Advisory Council by the ministry but want adequate consultations before the voluntary health insurance (VHI) is implemented.


Minister opens international school

EDUCATION Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid opened MAHSA International School (MISKL) in Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor recently.


Those at risk of disease urged to get tested

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians who suspect they have Hepatitis C should get themselves screened even though the treatment is not yet affordable.