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MIC To Embark On Change To Stay Relevant In Opposition Coalition

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PUTRAJAYA – MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will embark on a nationwide tour to explain to party members on the need to realign themselves in line with the role of the Barisan Nasional (BN) as the current opposition coalition. He said the changes were imperative in lieu of the political landscape so that…

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Kayveas’ Action Does Not Affect BN – Dr Subramaniam

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IPOH – The sacking of MyPPP president Tan Sri M Kayveas will not affect the Barisan Nasional (BN) ahead of the 14th General Election (GE14), especially in MyPPP focus seats, said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said that there could be internal party problems that caused MyPPP members to be unhappy with…

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Indian Community Support Stronger In GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR – The support of the Indian community for MIC is expected to reach 65 per cent on average in the 14th general election (GE14) compared to GE13 based on a study by Jalinan Rakyat. MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said the study was based on feedback from more than 800,000 Indian voters…

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MIC Almost Definitely Will Contest In Cameron Highlands

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PUTRAJAYA – MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam is almost certain that MIC would contest in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency to defend the seat in the 14th General Election (GE14). The statement of Dr Subramaniam, who is also Health Minister, was a reaction to the statement issued by MyPPP president Tan Sri M.Kayveas on…

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Thumbs-Up For Subramaniam As Segamat MP

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SEGAMAT – Chinese constituents interviewed have expressed the desire for Health Minister and MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam to defend his Segamat parliamentary seat in the 14th general election on May 9. If these constituents can be regarded as being representative of the community in Segamat, it would be smooth sailing for Dr…

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I Am Staying Put In Segamat, Says Dr Subramaniam

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PUTRAJAYA – MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramanim will defend his Segamat parliamentary seat in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14). Ending months of speculations, Dr Subramaniam who is also Health Minister said there was no reason for him to move away as his chances look good and positive given the good work the government…

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18 Hospital Offer Free DAA Theraphy For Treatment Of Hepatitis C

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KUALA LUMPUR – Eighteen selected hospitals across the country have begun offering free Sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral (DAA) theraphy for treatment of Hepatitis C since early this month, according to Health MInister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the first phase of the treatment was given to 2,000 chronic Hepatitis C patients out of the…

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Malaysia Consume More Salt Than Who-Recommended Amount

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysians, on the average, consume 7.15 gm of salt daily, higher than the five gm recommended by the World Health Organisation, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said a 2015 pilot study of the Health Ministry showed that people aged 18 and above consumed more salt. Such consumption could lead…

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Mumps: Health Ministry Steps Up Monitoring

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SEGAMAT – The Health Ministry will further boost its monitoring and proactive steps to control the spread of mumps. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam described mumps as a common mild symptom which people need not be anxious about, as regular monitoring and checks were being conducted by the ministry. “From the point of…

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MIC Hopes No Changes To Candidates List

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KUALA LUMPUR – MIC hopes there will be no changes to the finalised candidates list for the upcoming general election that was submitted to Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak two weeks ago. Its president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said the list comprised 60 per cent of new…

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Statistical Claim On Malaysian Doctors In UK Dubious

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PUTRAJAYA – The statistical claim that there are 1,548 Malaysian doctors currently practicing in United Kingdom is dubious, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri S.Subramaniam. He said it was possible that there was a large number of Malaysian doctors in the UK before due to history-related factors, but the number might have been reduced over…

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AS1M Records RM180 Million Investment In Three Days

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS1M) scheme for the Indian community has shown encouraging development with the amount of investments reaching RM180 million three days after it was launched. MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the party would intensify campaign and promotion, and believed that the target of RM1.5 billion could…

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Dr Subramaniam: Domestic Trade Ministry Can Confiscate Fake Milk

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KUALA LUMPUR – Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has the right to go ahead and confiscate baby formula milk suspected to be counterfeit milk off the shelves of shops and supermarkets. He said the domestic trade ministry could remove the formula milk because it…

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GE14: MIC Pledges Full Support Of Indian Voters To BN Candidates

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PUTRAJAYA – The MIC is focusing on Indian voters to give strong support to Barisan Nasional (BN) candidates to regain the two-thirds majority in the 14th General Election (GE14), MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today. “We will give full support to secure a two-thirds majority for the BN government. The support is…

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Public Screenings Help Improve Health – Subramaniam

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SEGAMAT – The Health Ministry has taken the pro-active step of conducting health screenings at the grassroots level to improve the health of the people in the country. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S.Subramaniam said through these activities which are conducted away from the health centres, the ministry can get closer to the public and…

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Over 1,000 Penang Flood Victims Receive Health Treatment

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KUALA LUMPUR – More than 1,000 flood victims have sought treatment since the floods that hit Penang recently, said Health Minister Dr S. Subramaniam. However, he said there was no rise in the number of specific health cases which could be attributed to the natural disaster. “Most of the health facilities in Penang have already…

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Subramaniam: Pharmacists Play Important Role In Educating The Public On Medication Wastage

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KLANG- Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Subramaniam officiated the National Level World Pharmacists Day 2017 celebrations at Aeon Mall Bukit Raja in Klang today. The event was organized by the Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Services Division (PSD) and the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) In his speech he said, “Pharmacist…

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No Reports Of Three Students Infected With H1N2 In Melaka

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MELAKA – The Health Ministry has yet to receive any reports on claims that three students at a Chinese National Type School (SJKC) here are infected with the Influenza A (H1N1) virus which went viral on social media. Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said his ministry was still awaiting a report from the…

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Melaka Free From Rabies Disease – Dr Subramaniam

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BERA – The health ministry has confirmed that Melaka is free from the rabies disease. A six-year-old boy who was tested for suspected rabies at the Melaka Hospital has been found to be free of the mad dog virus. Nevertheless, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said he had still not been informed of the true cause of the child’s…

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23 Doctors Have To Sit For Bahasa Melayu Paper Until They Pass

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PUTRAJAYA – Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said 23 doctors who do not have a pass in the Bahasa Melayu (BM) paper of the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)  examination must sit for the paper until they pass. “If they fail (this November),  they will keep on taking (BM paper) until they pass ,” he said when asked what…

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Grade UD41 Contract Medical Officers Must Pass SPM BM Subject

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PUTRAJAYA – The Cabinet today decided that medical officers newly hired on contract basis on Grade UD41 must pass the Bahasa Melayu (BM) subject at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)-level, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam. He said the decision was taken to create uniformity in appointments involving medical officers and that the Education Ministry would…

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Ministry Mulling New Law To Regulate Third Party Administrators

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GEORGE TOWN – The Ministry of Health is to propose drafting legislation to regulate Managed Care Organisations (MCO) and Third Party Administrators (TPA) under the provisions of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998. Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the ministry would look into all areas and study the need for the…

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MIC Targets Winning 7 Parliamentary And 13 State Seats In GE14

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KUALA LUMPUR – MIC is targeting to win seven parliamentary seats, including Cameron Highlands, and 13 state seats in the 14th general election (GE14). Its president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said these seats would be the party’s focus besides the other seats it would be contesting, totalling 28. “Among the parliamentary seats, we want…

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MIC Indentifying Negeri Sembilan MIC Candidates

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SEREMBAN – Negeri Sembilan MIC is still in the process of identifying eligible candidates to contest in the 14th general election (GE14), said MIC president Datuk Seri S.Subramaniam. Dr Subramaniam, who is also Health Minister, said MIC had received many requests to become candidates. “The vetting process is being conducted in several stages, eventually we…

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Relocated SJKT Bukit Ijok To Be Known As SJKT Sungai Pelek

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PUTRAJAYA – The Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Bukit Ijok, Selangor that will be relocated in Sepang will be known as SJKT Sungai Pelek once completed in 2018, said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam . Dr Subramaniam said once relocated, the school will see an increase in the intake of students and thus would…

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Malaysian Health Data Warehouse, Public-Private Integrated Platform For Data Sharing

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Health Data Warehouse (MyHDW) connects the public, private hospitals and clinics to share a variety of information and knowledge including a patient’s medical records in a secured system, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the trusted source of comprehensive healthcare system which was developed by the Health…

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Subramaniam Extends Tamil New Year Greetings

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PUTRAJAYA – MIC President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam today extended best wishes on the occasion of the Tamil New Year tomorrow. He also said that the Action Plan for the Malaysian Indian Community, to be launched this month, would ensure a better future for the community in the national transformation agenda. The plan focused…

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TB Cases Increased By Six Percent In 2016

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SEREMBAN – The number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the country rose by six per cent to 25,739 in 2016 compared to 24,220 cases in 2015. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said apart from that, total TB deaths jumped 15 per cent from 1,696 in 2015 to 1,945 fatalities last year. “The World Health…

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Jong-nam’s Body Will Not Be Released To N. Korean Delegation, Says Subra

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PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra has received a request for a meeting from a North Korean high-level delegation, which is in the country to retrieve the body of Kim Jong-nam. However, they are not likely to get their way as Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has announ­ced that they would not yield to any such…

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Subra: Only Next-Of-Kin Can Request Release Of Jong-Nam’s Body

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PUTRAJAYA: The Government will not yield to any request for Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released unless it is made by his next-of-kin, says Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. The Health Minister confirmed that a “high-level” North Korean delegation are in the country and met with members of the Cabinet. However, he said the Government…

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