The other day I accompanied a friend of mine to an eye clinic at a general hospital in the north of the peninsula. What greeted us was a smallish room in which dozens of people accompanied by family members...
Over a thousand people gathered at USM last night for the launch of the Relay for Life in Penang to support raising awareness of the fight against cancer. Special luminaria bags lit up the darkness in remembrance of loved...
I spoke to a former senior officer of the Penang Veterinary Department about the rabies cases in Penang and these are the notes from my conversation with him: Rabies is a serious issue. The last major incident on the mainland...
Penang recorded 3361 dengue cases until 15 August this year, that is about 2.8 times more than the 1183 cases for the same period in 2014. Eight deaths have been reported this year compared to five in the same...
Here you go again.. direct tender, negotiated tender, restricted tender, tender terhad or whatever-you-may-call-it, the effect is the same - mind-boggling amounts of money expended with little accountability. And then they need to introduce GST for the rakyat to...
Well, well, well, what do you make of this study published in the British Medical Journal and reported in the New York Times? One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and...
While the political elites live the high life obtaining the best medical and health care treatment, Steven Grumach shares with us his experience at a government general hospital. Bear in mind that the Malaysian government spends only about 2...
A patient at the KL General Hospital (HKL) shares his experience: I am a patient of our Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and visit two specialist clinics regularly. It used to be four. I was warded in two different wards for...
Hopefully, the Penang state government will put in place a large public park and other free recreational spaces, vegetable farms and fruit orchards for food security, and planned sustainable transport infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and top quality pedestrian networks...
While political groups play on ethnicity and religion to strengthen their grip on power and divert attention from critical social issues, price hikes and corruption; while some political leaders seek the best medical treatment for themselves; while five-star 'medical...

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