Author Archives: Alan Teh

Singapore luring top medical grads

PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia struggles to accommodate thousands of its medical graduates for housemanship, Singapore has “hijacked” the cream of the crop for its hospitals. And Singapore does this by identifying the students even before they graduated by giving them provisional offers. Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (Klang) physician Dr Tan Guo Jeng said a six […]

Health Ministry studying proposed additional incentives for specialists

SUNGAI PETANI: There are only about 5,000 specialist doctors serving in the government hospitals nationwide and on top of that, hundreds quit to join the private hospitals which offer lucrative salaries. In addressing this issue, the Health Ministry is studying a number of proposals including giving additional incentives to its specialists so that they will […]

TB cases in Malaysia dropped by 2% in 2015

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded a decline in tuberculosis (TB) cases by two percent when 24,220 cases were recorded last year compared with 24,711 cases in 2014. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the total number of TB deaths, however, was found to have increased by 5.8%, from 1,603 deaths in 2014 to 1,696 cases […]

Kuantan folk need health checks on bauxite exposure

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang called upon the Federal and Pahang Governments to undertake an extensive impact assessment on the entire environment in and around Kuantan. “This should include health checks for the at risk population such as the young and the infirm.” “The authorities concerned should document and evaluate the extent […]

Health Ministry hits pause on plain tobacco packaging plan

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Cigarette packs will be plainly packaged in future, but the Health Ministry said today it will not announce an implementation date until it has concluded talks with tobacco companies on intellectual property rights. Its minister Datuk S. Subramaniam told the Dewan Rakyat that until Putrajaya can ensure that it does […]

Dobbs Merdeka Challenge

Dear Dobbers, In the run up to Merdeka, we would like to hold a little contest with this Medical Torchpen as a prize This Torchpen is specially designed for medical users and has these features: – lightweight anodised aluminium build – handy clip – pupil gauge and mini ruler – runs on 2 AAA batteries […]