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Below is a list of higher educational institutions which offers health care related courses in Malaysia.

Higher educational institutions are the universities or college approved by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to offer academic courses, leading to the award of Certificate, Diploma, and Bachelors to Postgraduate qualifications.

(23/03/2011) Malaysia in Top 5 for Medical Tourism

Healthcare Malaysia News Summary

 

(23/03/2011)

Malaysia in Top 5 for Medical Tourism

Malaysia has become one of the members in the list of top five medical tourism destinations for tourists and foreign investor. This is because they could get quality medical services at a lower cost. Right now, the government would like to focus on improving four areas, which includes transforming healthcare delivery, increasing the capacity, coverage and quality of healthcare structure, and shifting towards disease prevention.

Source: New Straits Times, 23/03/2011 (Prime News, 11)

Use Grants to Promote Health, NGOs Told

The health ministry is urging the NGOs to apply for grants to organise health campaigns. The NGO had played an important role more than what the health ministry could have expected. The Ministry also had an action plan which will offer training to the NGOs to become experts in healthcare.

Source: New Straits Times, 23/03/2011 (Prime News, 11)

Malaysia in Top 5 for Medical Tourism

Malaysia has become one of the members in the list of top five medical tourism destinations for tourists and foreign investor. This is because they could get quality medical services at a lower cost. Right now, the government would like to focus on improving four areas, which includes transforming healthcare delivery, increasing the capacity, coverage and quality of healthcare structure, and shifting towards disease prevention.

Source: New Straits Times, 23/03/2011 (Prime News, 11)

Use Grants to Promote Health, NGOs Told

The health ministry is urging the NGOs to apply for grants to organise health campaigns. The NGO had played an important role more than what the health ministry could have expected. The Ministry also had an action plan which will offer training to the NGOs to become experts in healthcare.

Source: New Straits Times, 23/03/2011 (Prime News, 11)

 

(21/03/2011)

Worrying Rise in Kidney Disease

Malaysians are being advised to life a healthier life in order to avoid kidney disease. Statistic has shown that the number of patients in dialysis had increase from a mere 6689 in 2000 to 21159 in 2009. A survey done by the Renal Registry had revealed that 10 per cent of the population is suffering from kidney disease. People are advised to seek medical attention as early detection is very important. This could not only prevent kidney disease, but will also prevent cardiovascular disease.

Source: New Straits Times (Nation, 21)

 

(15/03/2011)

Radiation Exposure

Upon exposed to radiation, a person will experience symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. The severity of these symptoms varies on the length of exposure and level of radiation. These symptoms may occur immediately after the exposure or over the next few days. These harmful radiations are only detectable via using a device called a Geiger counter. Since it is very difficult to measuring the amount of radiation exposed, the best way is to measure the length of time between the exposure and the first signs of symptom showed. Radiation is measured in Sieverts. If a person is exposed to one Sieverts, it can cause hemorrhaging. When exposed to four Sieverts, it can cause death within two month from the time of exposure. 2000 Sieverts is enough to cause loss of consciousness within minutes of exposure and death within hours. When exposed to radiations, leave the area immediately and remove any contaminated clothing and keep them in a sealed containment. Wash your body thoroughly with soap and water. Potassium iodide can be used to treat radiation exposure from entering the thyroid gland.

Source: The Star (Nation, N4)

 

Docs: Local med students must sit for licensing exam, too.

Local medical graduates have been urged by the senior doctor to sit for the proposed medical licensing examination which is going to be imposed on all foreign medical graduates.  Many clinicians have expressed their worry about the commitment and quality of some recent graduates from local medical schools. A senior doctor has expressed that the quality of medical services is in danger and declining and drastic actions to improve it is required.

Source: The Star (Nation, N14)

 

Health Risks of Radiation Exposure

Once exposed to radiations, one person will have two types of health risks. Those exposed to a low level but for a long time would most likely have cancer and DNA mutations. Those exposed for short term but on a high level of radiations would have burns and radiations sickness. These effects of radiation can be minimised by wearing a mask or a protective suit.

Source: The Star (Nation, N12)

 

State Taking Dengue Danger Seriously

Health department from Terengganu is very active in fogging and conducting daily inspection across the states to prevent dengue fever. They also urge the owners of premises to make sure that their buildings do not turn into the breeding ground for Aedes mosquito.

Source: The Star (Nation, N30)

 

1Care Payments Being Worked Out

The National Health Financing Authority (NHFA) would be developing a new mechanism to finance healthcare services. This mechanism would be used to pay healt practitioners to avoid an increase in the medical cost. With this mechanism, the public would be able to enjoy higher quality healthcare services at a lower price.

Source: New Straits Times (Prime News, 14)

 

(02/03/2011)

Medical Gear to be of Top Grade

Soon, medical devices manufacturer will have to register their products with the Ministry of Health. This move also applies to the imported products so that they can be protected under the patent law in the country. An estimation by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) shows that the medical devices industry in the country had grown to RM2.7 billion in the year 2010.

Source: The Star (Nation, N10)

 

(01/03/2011)

Hospital Urged to Publish Rates

The Ministry of Heatlh Malaysia has urged the private hospitals to publish their rates on their website. This is a method to make sure that the public is aware of the fees. This call was made during a meeting with the representatives from the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia. The purpose of this call is to avoid any misunderstanding and disputes while getting treatment or after treatment. By publishing the rates online, all the patients would be more protected and the treatment cost would be better regulated according to the ministers’ hospital fee schedule.

Source: The Star (Nation, N26)

Liow Wants Medical Lab to go Global

Malaysian government would like to see a growth in the development of the pathology laboratories to capture something out of the global diagnostic services market. According to Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, many developed countries still deliver their samples to be tested in India. He also added that if Malaysia were able to tap into the market, it would be able to net in more than 1 billion US dollar (RM3 billion). Malaysia’s laboratories were of global standards and there are about 200 private pathology laboratories in the country.

Source: New Straits Times (Prime News, 14)

 

Use Grants to Promote Health, NGOs Told

The health ministry is urging the NGOs to apply for grants to organise health campaigns. The NGO had played an important role more than what the health ministry could have expected. The Ministry also had an action plan which will offer training to the NGOs to become experts in healthcare.