Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Is our underfunded public health care system able to cope with the crowds needing affordable health care? Some photos from the Penang General Hospital today. http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239953209643376640 http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239951686142136322/ There also seems to be a problem with the lifts at the Penang GH. http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239950506594820096 http://twitter.com/LittleHantu/status/239950880764477441
Why isn't this headline news? GlaxoSmithKline will have to cough up US$3bn to settle misdemeanour criminal charges in the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The Guardian reported: GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil at patients under age...
Kuantan was turned into a sea of green this morning as some 15000 people turned up for the Himpunan Hijau 2.0 gathering to protest at Lynas Corporation's construction of a rare earth refinery. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyI2iTWUdRM?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Himpunan Hijau
With income from health insurance contributions, government funding via general taxation, and 'co-payments', the proposed 1Care financing model would create a huge health care financing fund. The 'social health insurance' contributions would come from the employees, employers and the...
Our pitiful global ranking, that's what. Look at our global ranking for public health care spending as a percentage of GDP. Not much different from where we stand in terms of press freedom and football, is it? Reporters Without...
In the first place, the Malaysian government spending on health care is a miserly 2 per cent of GDP - well below WHO recommendations and the global average. The above chart is for TOTAL spending on health care. If...
Some have suggested that "drug abuse" (usually taken to mean illegal or hardcore drugs) played a part in Whitney's downfall, but reports have emerged that prescription pills were found around her hotel bath-tub. The Daily Mail reported: The body of...
Now that Anwar has been acquitted, the opposition alliance must quickly ride on the euphoria generated to explain its specific policies for improving the quality of life of Malaysians if it comes to power. Indeed, quality of life...
A small band of determined protesters turned up at Lynas Corp's AGM in Sydney to highlight to shareholders the risks involved in the project. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZZN0A-ybFE?rel=0&w=470&h=348] The Australian Mining website also featured news of the protest. This was...
Today is World Aids Day and the folks at Waba have issued an important public service message. Broadly summarized, WHO guidelines on HIV and Infant feeding 2010 has recognized the important impact of the recent evidence on the effects...
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