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A(H1N1): Still under control

A(H1N1): Still under control

WHAT are the current and potential problems doctors might be facing in combating the spread of the swine flu? It would be good if every doctor kept a constant and close tab on the H1N1 pandemic, and remained fully aware of the developments and changes, which are evolving daily. Logging on to the internet regularly […]

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“Non-Muslims have no locus standi”

“Non-Muslims have no locus standi”

Corrected on 30 June 2009 at 7.50pm SHAH ALAM, 23 June 2009: The non-Muslim family members of Mohan Singh a/l Janot Singh cannot be a party to the dispute over his body as the core issue of his religious status at the time of death can only be determined by the Syariah Court, the High […]

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Dengue: Private doctors must protect themselves

Dengue: Private doctors must protect themselves

PETALING JAYA, 17 June 2009: The Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Association of Malaysia (FPMPAM) is urging all private clinics to report even suspected cases of dengue to the nearest District Health Office. “This is best so that doctors will not be exposed to the very severe consequences in the form of a fine, jail […]

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Stricter enforcement, hefty fines to combat dengue

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 June 2009: The health ministry is intensifying its war on dengue through stricter enforcement, including hefty fines for the culprits, and by expanding educational programmes to reach more target groups, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. Liow said the move would include imposing immediate fines on those found to have […]

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Committee on A (H1N1) meeting on Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 June 2009: Due to the urgency of the matter, the Inter-Ministry Influenza Committee will hold its first meeting on the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic on Thursday, instead of Friday. The committee, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, would discuss various issues and precautions pertaining to the influenza, said Health […]

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Mandatory pictorial health warnings starting 1 June

PUTRAJAYA, 27 May 2009: Starting 1 June, all cigarette packets and packages sold in the country must display pictorial health warnings on illnesses caused by tobacco, said director-general of health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican. The implementation of the compulsory requirement was in accordance with the Control of Tobacco Products Regulations (Amended) 2008, he […]

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