‘Fees for upgrading skills must be reasonable’
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Specialists welcome skills upgrade but do not want it to be commercially driven, says the Association of Specialists in Private Medical Practice (ASPMP).   Its president Dr Sng Kim Hock said the association fully supported the requirement to … Continue reading

Making it cheaper for patients
Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Star Sunday, 18 June 2017   PETALING JAYA: Consumers will soon be able to make better decisions when buying medicine, with a proposal by the Government to compel pharmaceutical companies to declare the prices of drugs to the Health … Continue reading

University Teaching Hospitals Form Consortium To Save Costs
Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Star Friday, 16 June, 2017 PUTRAJAYA, 16 June 2017 – The country’s five university teaching hospitals have formed a strategic partnership in an effort to save costs and deal with budget cuts. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh … Continue reading

Medical schedule shows hikes of more than 200%
Sunday, April 6th, 2014

The Star Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM   PUTRAJAYA: Private medical fees are up, but there is confusion over the exact percentage of the rise.   While the Health Minister said the increase has been capped at 14.4%, … Continue reading

Malaysia’s Healthcare System Hailed
Sunday, April 6th, 2014

The STAR Published: Tuesday February 11, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM   PETALING JAYA: The country’s achievement at being rated third best in the world for healthcare services is something to be proud of, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. … Continue reading

Sime Darby’s Health Booster
Monday, May 27th, 2013

Saturday March 30, 2013 (Source: The Star)   The diversified conglomerate is set to transform itself into a regional healthcare player as it enters into a partnership with Ramsay.   HEALTHCARE may be one of the smallest earnings contributors among … Continue reading

Malaysia now listed on world medical tourism site
Monday, May 27th, 2013

SUNDAY March 31, 2013 (Source: The Star)   Malaysia has been listed as a medical tourism destination on, a portal that provides tips and features for foreign patients seeking comprehensive healthcare services.   The portal and ratings site, which … Continue reading

Healthy growth for health sector
Monday, May 27th, 2013

Friday March 22, 2013 (Source: The Star)   Malaysia’s health travel sector generated RM571mil while exports of its pharmaceutical products earned RM562mil in 2012 alone, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.   This was due to the Government’s efforts … Continue reading

Malaysia is now the fattest country in SE Asia, says Liow
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Friday January 18, 2013     PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is the fattest country in South-East Asia with its obesity rate on the rise, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.   “This is not a glorious title. We are outweighing our … Continue reading

Healthcare boost for Sabah folk
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Monday December 24, 2012   KOTA KINABALU: All five 1Malaysia clinics in Sabah will be open by the end of the week, bringing the total number to 23 statewide.   Assistant State Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Jainab … Continue reading

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