Sunday, December 5, 2021


Local medical grad output ‘below health ministry projection’

Institutions of higher learning in the country produced 2,967 medical graduates last year, 958 of them from public universities and 2,009 from private universities.

Only 4.2% of contract doctors offered permanent posts since end-2016, says health ministry

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says they are working on a projection of the number of medical officers who need to be appointed on a permanent basis.

No state election, please: an appeal from Malaysia’s doctors

The Malaysian Medical Association says no state election should be held until the Covid-19 situation stabilises.

Lithuanian doctors find 1kg of screws and nails in man’s stomach

They say the man began swallowing the metal objects over the last month after he stopped drinking.

Philippines health workers protest neglect as Covid-19 strains hospitals

Medical staff have been overwhelmed during the pandemic and 103 have died from Covid-19, among some 33,400 coronavirus fatalities in the Philippines.

Walkout to continue as planned, say contract doctors

The Hartal Doktor Kontrak group says the extension of contract offered by the government does not meet their demands.

US health groups call for vaccine mandates for medical workers

The idea of vaccine mandates has sparked controversy in a nation that cherishes individual liberty, but these concerns need to be weighed against collective well-being, says one expert.

India’s beaten and bruised Covid doctors demand action after repeated assaults

The government introduced a jail term of up to seven years as punishment for attacks on health workers treating Covid patients but that hasn't reduced assaults.

Myanmar junta demands international doctors stop caring for sick in south

Almost all public medical facilities across Myanmar have been closed in the wake of the Feb 1 coup.

Health ministry calls for volunteers to help battle Covid-19

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says volunteers are needed to ease the burden of ministry healthcare personnel nationwide.

Doctors launch foray on TikTok in mission against fake news

Juggling their clinic duties with the additional role of being content creators is hard, but they are determined to do what they can to battle misinformation online.

Doctors welcome Putrajaya’s ‘comprehensive’ Covid-19 vaccination plan

The Malaysian Medical Association says transparency and more information is needed, and pledges the cooperation of its 7,000 private sector members.

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