USM cipta produk bantu pesakit

PULAU PINANG 8 Nov. – Pasukan Inovatif dan Kreatif Galaksi R-3 dari Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju (IPPT), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) mencipta sejarah tersendiri selepas inovasi mereka dinobat sebagai johan dalam pertandingan Cabaran Ino­vasi Inklusif Zon Utara 
baru-baru ini. Pasukan itu berjaya meyakinkan juri menerusi reka cipta alat senaman yang memudakan pesakit yang dinamakan…

Contract jobs an ad hoc measure

Appointing doctors, dentists and pharmacists by contract due to constraints in permanent posts has its pros and cons, said Dr Koh Kah Chai. The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) honorary general secretary said: “The pros are that they will be gainfully employed and will get the prerequisite training. “But the worry is whether they will still be…

Mistaken Identity

SERDANG: A doctor was allegedly tackled to the ground, handcuffed and assaulted by an elite federal police team after being mistaken for a robber. This happened last Friday at Hospital Serdang despite the 28-year-old being in his doctor’s outfit, with a stethoscope around his neck and the hospital identification tag. The raiding police team was…

Ukuran sistem penjagaan kesihatan: Kita bakal gagal?

ANAS ALAM FAIZLI memegang ijazah kedoktoran dalam pentadbiran perniagaan. Beliau adalah seorang profesional bidang pembinaan dan minyak dan gas, seorang warganegara Malaysia yang prihatin dan pengarang Rich Malaysia, Poor Malaysians. Cuba bayangkan 10 pesawat jumbo terhempas setiap minggu selama satu tahun atau keseluruhan penduduk Petaling Jaya meninggal dunia. Jumlah ini adalah antara 210,000-400,000 kematian di…

Education fund to assist Malaysian students in Egypt – Idris

KUALA LUMPUR: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh launched an education fund for Malaysian students to help Malaysian students facing financial difficulties in Egypt. Idris said the contributions received through the fund which is an initiative of the ministry together with the Federation of Peninsular Malay Students (GPMS) focuses on students who excelled in their studies but lacked financial…

Make all medical grads take exam, says don

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia should open its doors to all Malaysian medical graduates and ensure they take a qualifying examination, said Prof Datuk Dr Syed Ahmad Hussein. He said students should be allowed to study in any of the medical schools but they should take a common assessment examination after completing their studies. “I don’t think we…

150 Malaysian students in Egypt face expulsion

Malaysian student association says the students undergoing medical, pharmacy and dentistry courses owe a total of RM4.5m in tuition fees after the decline in value of the ringgit. PETALING JAYA: About 150 Malaysian students are suffering the effects of the massive decline in the value of the ringgit and may lose their places in Egyptian…

Perkasa urges Putrajaya to aid indebted medical students in Egypt

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 ― Malay rights group Perkasa said the government should offer support to Malaysian medical students who have amassed RM4.5 million of debt in Egypt ostensibly due to the ringgit’s decline. Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali said government intervention was necessary as the matter concerned the future of Malaysian students, before adding…

Self-financing students must ensure sufficient funds before going abroad

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Students who want to pursue medical studies abroad on self-financing basis must ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover their tuition fees and cost of living. Malaysian Muslim Doctors Organisation (Perdim) president Datuk Dr Ahmad Shukri Ismail said the students should also take into account other factors, including additional…

Fasa keluar, hapuskan guna merkuri di sektor kesihatan

Merkuri adalah neurotoksin kuat yang boleh memberi kesan kesihatan yang berpanjangan. Dua kes tumpahan merkuri telah dilaporkan minggu lalu. Satu tumpahan berlaku di Klinik Kesihatan Merchang dan kejadian lain dilaporkan berlaku di Klinik Desa Rusila, kedua-duanya di Terengganu. Walau bagaimanapun, mungkin terdapat lebih banyak kes tumpahan dalam fasiliti kesihatan, sekolah dan rumah yang tidak dilaporkan….

The dilemma of training young doctors

Many young people want to become doctors, whether of their own volition or at the behest of their parents. High academic qualifications are the sole criteria for admission to local medical schools in Malaysia, though there are an increasing number of medical schools that require passing an aptitude assessment as well. Although the minimum academic…