KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health minister Dr S Subramaniam has questioned on Wednesday (Sep 21) the Harvard study that claimed there were 6,500 premature deaths in Malaysia during the 2015 Southeast Asian haze crisis. Commenting on the report at a news conference at the health ministry, he said the finding is probably based on some computer […]
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians, especially students and the “urban poor” are becoming more suicidal, a situation made worse by the dire shortage of psychiatrists and psychologists in the country. The New Straits Times quoted the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) deputy president Dr Andrew Mohanraj as saying that the tendency to commit suicide was more prevalent […]
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JOHOR BARU: The National Strategic Action Plan for Cancer Control Programmes (NSPCCP) which is in the final stage of fine-tuning, will only be implemented based on the Health Ministry’s capacity, including financial. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said moreover, the ministry currently had no cancer therapy centres in the eastern and northern parts […]
THERE are only 26 oncologists at government hospitals to handle the 30,000 cancer patients diagnosed annually. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said these numbers only represented those who sought treatment at government hospitals. “The number of patients are expected to rise in the future,” he said yesterday. He said about half of […]
KUCHING: A proposal to review incentives for specialists serving in hospitals in Sabah and Sarawak is being studied said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. Subramaniam said the proposal had been submitted to the Public Services Department (JPA) for approval and expected to be approved and implemented in two to three months. “We hope […]