• Give a fair hearing to doctor in cadet’s case, urges MMA
    The President of Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) hopes the Health Ministry will give due consideration to the doctor that treated the Navy cadet, who was brutalised and succumbed to his injuries.
  • Malaysia's MOH to hold meeting regarding display of recommended retail price of medicines
    The Malaysian government has urged pharmaceutical companies to display the recommended retail price of medicines on the packaging, to curb retailers from hiking prices unreasonably. However, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) warned that the move to display drug pricing might also backfire as patients would opt for cheaper alternatives instead of effective medicines.
  • Selangor urged to step up efforts to eradicate Aedes breeding grounds
    Selangor has been urged to step up efforts to eradicate Aedes breeding grounds to combat the spread of dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. Health Minister Dr S Subramanam said dengue is still a huge national concern, and that Selangor contributes to more than 50% of the cases.
  • Malaysian doctors unhappy with business premises charge for clinics
    The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) have raised concerns over the business premises fee that general practitioners are being charged with for their clinics. This is on top of all the other rising costs of running their practices.
  • Malaysian university aims to produce cost-effective haemodialysers by 2019
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has created a prototype haemodialyser and plans to mass-produce locally made dialysis machines in the coming years.
  • Sabah health officials warn of monkey malaria in the region
    Malaysian health authorities are escalating their search for the Anopheles mosquitoes in Sabah as monkey malaria is becoming more prevalent in that population. Other international researchers also offer insights into the problem after conducting a large study in the region.
  • Johor government tightens up health checks at two Singapore checkpoints
    The Johor government has beefed up health checks at the two main entry points to the state from Singapore ̶ i.e. Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Second Link ̶ in light of two Zika cases reported in Singapore last Friday. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam also urged doctors to be more observant when attending to patients with fever.
  • World Blood Donor Day 2017: The situation in Malaysia and Singapore
    Globally, there has been an increased demand for blood in both rural and developed areas. In Singapore, the medical needs of a growing and ageing population for the past five years need to be met. Similarly in Malaysia, the situation is dire, particularly at the holidays at the end of this month when many emergency cases are expected to occur. 
  • MOH Malaysia to take stern action after cadaver mix-up at Kajang Hospital
    Ministry of Health confirms Kajang Hospital’s identity slip-up when they handed over the body of Muslim man to be cremated according to Buddhist rites.
  • Malaysia's MOH hosts controversial video contest to address sexual health amongst teens
    On 2 June, Malaysia's Ministry of Health (MOH) announced a contest on how to "prevent" homosexuality and transgenderism – drawing major criticism, both locally and globally, that it was encouraging hatred and violence towards the LGBT community. The next day, it defended its decision to host such a contest, stating that the competition was aimed at helping teens make better health decisions.
  • Suhakam highlights problems in prison health, urges MOH to take responsibility
    The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) revealed that the right to healthcare in prison is still lacking, based on a nationwide survey and report on the right to health in prison conducted in 2017. The report noted that it is still the responsibility of the Home Ministry for prison health and medical services, instead of the Ministry of Health (MOH); therefore, Malaysian prison health services are still not yet fully integrated into the national public health service.
  • MOH Malaysia: Drugs cannot be sold online under any circumstances
    The Ministry of Health (MOH) has stressed that controlled drugs are not to be sold online for any purposes. This comes after a recent arrest of a ‘Dr Ganja’ who sold food laced with drugs publicly.
  • Housemanship issues manageable, MOH claims
    Amid increasing concerns of an oversupply of doctors and insufficient postings, the Health Ministry says the situation is still under control. However, a Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) representative urges for a restriction on medical student intakes to nip it in the bud.