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Hilmi Regrets Mahathir Is Only Stooge For DAP

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GEORGE TOWN – Barisan Nasional (BN) Balik Pulau parliamentary candidate Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya today expressed regret at the actions of some DAP leaders who were only using Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to pull the Malay votes. Dr Hilmi claimed that they made Dr Mahathir the brunt of…

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More Than 18,000 Malaysians Suffered From Depression Last Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – A Health Ministry study conducted last year found 18,336 Malaysians suffering from various stages of depression, said Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said these findings were obtained through mental health screening programmes conducted on 273,203 individuals at health and community clinics last year. Of these, 4.03 per cent…

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Hilmi Prepared To Defend Balik Pulau Seat

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BALIK PULAU – Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya is ready to defend the Balik Pulau parliamentary seat which was won by the Barisan Nasional (BN) in 2013. The incumbent who has contested in six general elections, said he was prepared to defend the parliamentary seat for the sake of the people in…

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Doula Issue: Health Ministry To Act If Report Lodged

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GEORGE TOWN – The Health Ministry will take action on the issue pertaining to ‘doula’ (birth coach) service which went viral on Facebook recently, if it received a report. Deputy Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said so far, the ministry had not received any report lodged on the matter. “We will take action if…

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Langkawi Hospital To Be Upgraded In 11th MP

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LANGKAWI – The status of the Langkawi Hospital will be upgraded to become a major specialist hospital under the 11th Malaysia Plan, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya today. He said, so far, the 103-year-old hospital had a minor specialist hospital status providing only seven areas of expertise and infrastructure planning as…

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Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme Charges Are Cheaper

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) to be implemented by the government next year is cheaper compared to the private health insurance scheme, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said the VHIS would be cheaper as it would be implemented by an agency under the Health Ministry and…

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Dr Hilmi Tables Dental Bill 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR – The much anticipated Dental Bill 2017 was tabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat, here today. The bill aims to establish the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) and the Malaysian Dental Therapist Board (MDTB), who will regulate the dental profession. The MDC and the MDTP will also give accreditation to the dental…

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Application To Help Small Traders Market Products

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BALIK PULAU – Balik Pulau UMNO will introduce an application to facilitate small entrepreneurs in the parliamentary constituency to market their products. Balik Pulau Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the application, expected to be introduced before the end of the year, can be downloaded onto smartphones. “This application to facilitate small…

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4,898 Specialists Currently Serving With MOH

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KUALA LUMPUR – There are currently 4,898 specialist doctors currently serving in the health facility of the Ministry of Health (MOH) as of Sept 30 this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the ministry was always striving to increase the number of medical officers in…

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73 Per Cent Total Deaths In Malaysia Due To NCD

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KUALA LUMPUR – It is estimated that 73 per cent of the total deaths in Malaysia were due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and half of the number were caused by cardiovascular diseases. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said based on data from the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), it could be…

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Health Ministry Denies Supporting ‘Illegal’ Dentist Services

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GEORGE TOWN – The Health Ministry today denied providing support and assistance to a fake dentist who ran an illegal business providing services for false braces as claimed by certain quarters recently. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said neither he nor other members of the administration in the ministry had ever supported…

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Check Feet Daily For Signs Of Diabetes Complications

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PUTRAJAYA – Low awareness level and neglecting to check their feet daily have resulted in many diabetes patients facing complications like feet infections and ulcers, to the extent of requiring amputations. Putrajaya Hospitals’s consultant endocrinologist, Dr Nurain Mohd Noor said most diabetes patients were more knowledgeable about heart complications or stroke but not realising that…

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Health Ministry Issues Code Of Ethics On Social Media Usage

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KUALA LUMPUR -The Ministry of Health has issued a code of ethics on social media usage among its staff to ensure the integrity of health personnel is at its highest level. Its deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the code of ethics was issued last year as a guideline for the ministry’s staff…

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MOH Educators Must Practice Core Values – Hilmi

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SUNGAI BULOH – The Ministry of Health (MOH) wants the educators under the ministry to be ready to assist trainees in need of help by practicing core values such as  being friendly, empathising and attentive. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said such values and attitudes were in line with the transformation plan of the 1Care…

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Seberang Jaya Hospital Upgrading Works Ready By 2021

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SEBERANG JAYA – The federal government’s RM400 million upgrading project involving the Seberang Jaya Hospital is currently underway and expected to reduce congestion currently faced by the hospital. Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the hospital which currently had 393 beds and 1,960 staff was unable to accommodate the annual increase in the number of patients. He said the…

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More Than 31,000 Patients Still Waiting For Kidney Transplant

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kidney patients form the largest waiting list to receive an organ in the country with 31,084 people. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the others waiting for organ transplants were seven liver patients, five heart patients and four lung patients. He said a total of 381,353 people in Malaysia…

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