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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of healthcare experts and NGOs want the government to take legal action against anti-vaccine groups, saying that their action posed serious health risks.
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of healthcare experts and NGOs are urging the Government to make immunisations for children compulsory by law.
Vaccines are an invaluable tool in the prevention of infectious diseases that can be disabling and deadly, but they are expensive to develop.
Our columnist looks into his crystal ball and offers some thoughts as to how the state of healthcare in Malaysia will turn out this coming year.
FROM ARUNAH CHANDRAN , Kuala Lumpur
Vaccination is one of the most effective public health interventions to save lives, yet 95% of undocumented children in Sabah have not been immunised.
FROM DR HUNG LIANG CHOO , President, Malaysian Paediatric Association
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is looking out for symptoms of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), which shares the features of poliomyelitis, at the surrounding areas of the three-month-old boy’s house in Tuaran, Sabah, who was infected with polio, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The three-month-old infant from Tuaran, Sabah who contracted polio was under-immunised with polio vaccine and was thus not protected, says consultant paediatrician and clinical immunologist Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin.
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has been actively looking out for symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), which shares features of poliomyelitis, in surrounding areas of the house of the three-month-old boy infected with polio in Tuaran, Sabah, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.