Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today advised Malaysians to get booster shots to ensure optimal protection against Covid-19. The announcement comes in the wake of China’s decision to re-open its borders and abandon quarantine policies beginning Jan 8.
While some may rejoice over the removal of the mask mandate in Malaysia, Twentytwo13’s Pearl Lee says she plans to keep her face mask on, at least for the time being.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin advises Malaysians travelling abroad to maintain Malaysian standard operating procedures as the government limits entry of travellers from certain nations due to the new Covid-19 variant.
The government’s decision to allow cinemas to open in states observing Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan came as a rude shock to gymnasium operators as they wonder if entertainment is more important than health and fitness.
Departments within the Health Ministry must coordinate and vet information about the vaccine to ensure everyone is on the same page following MyHEALTH’s blunder on social media today.
Former Health Ministry deputy director-general Datuk Dr Christopher Lee says government must focus on workplace clusters if it plans to re-open the economy on Feb 5.
While the Health Ministry says Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali was made to pay RM1,000 for breaching a 14-day quarantine, there are a host of questions that remain unanswered.
The doctor to population ratio in Malaysia stands at 1:454 but former Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and former Malaysian Medical Association president Prof Datuk Dr N.K.S. Tharmaseelan insist it is the distribution of doctors and health experts nationwide that needs to be addressed.
The number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is growing out of control but Malaysia continues to record single-digit cases daily.
Former Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is hopeful that pneumococcal vaccination will be given due attention now that the Covid-19 curve appears to have been flattened.
One wonders if any steps have been taken to improve health services for prisoners in Malaysia following Human Rights Commission of Malaysia’s survey highlighting issues in Malaysian prisons in 2017.
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) recognises a recent plea by general practitioners (GPs) to harmonise their consultation fees but wants patients to be given the liberty to purchase medicines from community pharmacists, adding its members can play a big role in being part of primary healthcare service.
The recent death of yet another young child from diphtheria, an easily preventable disease by immunisation, is a national tragedy, writes senior consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS.