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Anwar Rushed To Hospital Due To Severe Prolapsed Disc

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PETALING JAYA – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) has rushed to the hospital due to a severe prolapsed disc. In a statement by the PKR adviser’s family, it said doctors were currently monitoring and evaluating his condition. “His family is with him at the moment and remain grateful for all the concern, prayers and support…

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Air Ambulance Service Boost For Langkawi Hospital

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ALOR SETAR – The Air Ambulance Service at the Langkawi Hospital will boost the status of Pulau Langkawi as an international tourist island, said Kedah Health Department director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail. He said the service would facilitate and speed up numerous cases from Pulau Langkawi in need of expert emergency treatment not available at…

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49 Children Die In Northern India’s Government Hospital

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NEW DELHI – At least 49 children have died at a government hospital in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the past one month, officials said Monday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. All the deaths took place at Ram Manohar Lohia Rajkiya Chikitsalay (hospital) in the state’s Farukkhabad district, allegedly due to the shortage…

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Proposed Pendang Hospital Not An Empty Promise

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PENDANG – A new hospital will be built in the district here as pledged, said Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah. He stressed that the pledge was not merely an empty election promise. “The government anticipated the criticism, which is normal, but the people must understand that building a hospital needs indepth study from all angles such as…

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Boy Allegedly Abused Dies In Hospital

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JOHOR BAHRU – A 21-month-old boy who was in critical condition after alleged abuse by his adoptive parents died today at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat, according to police. Batu Pahat Police chief ACP Abdul Wahid Musa said Muhammad Al Fateh Abdullah died at 12.45 pm. He was admitted to the children’s intensive care unit of the hospital on Sunday…

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Foreigners Owe RM50.5mil

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PETALING JAYA – Foreigners from 38 countries owe Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) RM7.87mil in unpaid medical bills from 2012. Last year alone, the largest public hospital in the country recorded RM3mil in unpaid bills by foreigners. This figure was part of RM50.5mil in unpaid medical bills at all government hospitals last year, HKL said. According…

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Doctors Use Smartphone Lights To Deliver Baby In Car Outside Hospital

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BEIJING: Chinese doctors used lights from smartphones to deliver a healthy baby boy in the dark after a woman went into labour in the back of a car outside a hospital, mainland media reported. The baby had already started to appear as the woman arrived outside Zhongshan People’s Hospital, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, early on…

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Kanye Is Hospitalised For ‘Psychiatric Tests’ After Ranting Against Beyonce & Jay Z

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LOS ANGELES: Rap superstar Kanye West was hospitalised on Monday with a “medical emergency” after cancelling his tour, two days after a rambling onstage tirade against fellow artists Jay Z and Beyonce. The “Saint Pablo Tour” was set to run through December 31 but all 21 remaining shows have been cancelled, a spokeswoman for promoter…

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Subra: Health Ministry To Increase Fees For First Class And Second Class Wards

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will increase its charges for first class and second class wards starting next year, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the charges would only affect inpatients that request to be moved to the upper two classes from a third class ward. Dr Subramaniam said they have…

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Police Tracing Family Of Nepalese Found Dead At Hospital

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MUAR – Police are tracing the family, relative or anyone who knows a Nepalese man who was found dead at Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital, here yesterday. The Nepalese, believed to be between 30 to 40 years old, was wearing a red T-shirt with the words ‘Wa Cunshion Sdn Bhd PTD 6780 & 6791 BKS 13/5…

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Private Hospitals Offer Help To HSA

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JOHOR BAHRU – In the aftermath of the fire that occured in the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA)’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Tuesday, various quarters have come forward to extend a helping hand in cash and kind. Some private hospitals have taken the initiative to establish a fund to collect public donations to be channeled…

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No Criminal Elements In Explosion, Not Connected To HSA Fire

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JOHOR BAHRU – Police have confirmed that the explosion at a petrol station in Taman Mount Austin here today which killed a worker had no criminal elements. Johor Police Chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the incident was also not connected to the fire at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) which occurred a few…

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At Least Five Dead In Fire At Sultanah Aminah Hospital

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JOHOR BARU: At least five patients have been killed in a fire that broke out at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here. Many of the patients were evacuated to other wards after the fire broke out at the building’s top floor at 9am, Tuesday. Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm…

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Rembau Hospital Is Now 39% Ready

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SEREMBAN – Construction work of the Rembau Hospital project is going smoothly and has achieved 39 per cent progress as of last August, Public Works Director-General Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Roslan Md Taha. “The Public Works Department is closely monitoring work at the site, with meetings being conducted always every week to ensure smooth progress…

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Housemanship At Military Hospitals To Begin January 2017

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  KUANTAN – The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) director-general of health services Lt General Datuk Dr Abdul Razak Md Yusoff today announced that the housemanship programme at military hospitals nationwide will begin on Jan 1 next year. He said for a start, the programme would see 30 to 40 medical graduates be deployed to do…

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Cockroach In Food: Hospital Ordered To Pay Patient RM67,000

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  SHAH ALAM – Selangor Specialist Hospital Sdn Bhd, owner of KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, was today ordered to pay RM67,000 in compensation to a Tabung Haji customer service officer after the latter realised that he had eaten the head of a cockroach contained in the meal served to him while receiving treatment at the…

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Govt Weighs Comprehensive Use Of BIM Method In Construction Of Hospitals

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is weighing the comprehensive use of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) method for the building of four new hospitals, says Deputy Works Minister, Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin. He said the use of the BIM is also important in respect of enhancing efficiency in implementing construction projects in Malaysia and has…

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RM22.5 Million For Upgrading Of Balik Pulau Hospital

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BALIK PULAU: The Health Ministry has approved an allocation of RM22.5 million to upgrade Balik Pulau Hospital, here. Its deputy minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said the funding was for improving the infrastructure and facilities at the hospital’s emergency section, pathology laboratory and forensic unit. “This hospital is the second oldest in the state…

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KPJ To Spend RM1.294 Billion To Build Eight Hospitals

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KUALA LUMPUR: Healthcare provider KPJ Healthcare Bhd will spend RM1.294 billion to build eight hospitals in several towns over the next few years, its President and Managing Director, Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar said. The new hospitals, including the Bandar Dato’ Onn Specialist Hospital in Johor Baharu, KPJ Klang Bayuemas Specialist, Melaka Specialist Hospital and Port…

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Najib Wants Kuantan Hospital Airconditioning Problem Rectified

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday instructed the Health Ministry to immediately rectify the air-conditioning problem at the Intensive Care Unit of the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan. He said he noted from a report in the Star newspaper today about the situation at the ICU of the…

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25 Killed In Saudi Arabia’s Hospital Fire

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RIYADH – Twenty-five people were killed and 107 others injured in a fire that ripped through a hospital in south Saudi Arabia early Thursday morning, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the country’s civil defence as saying. The fire occurred in the intensive care unit and the maternity ward on the first floor of the Jazan…

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Paint Splashed At Private Hospital’s Main Entrance

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KUALA LUMPUR – The main entrance of the Damai Service Hospital in Taman Melawati here was splashed with white paint this morning. The hospital’s Finance and Administration manager, S. Regina said in the incident at about 3.30 am, a security guard heard noises at the main entrance before he saw two men running off. She…

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No Full Play In Death Of Patient At Selayang Hospital

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PUTRAJAYA – No foul play is suspected in the death of a 64-year-old man who was found dead on the grounds of the Selayang Hospital last Sunday. Based on the post-mortem, Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cause of death was multiple trauma linked to a fall from a height. “Nevertheless,…

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Health Ministry Wants To Implement Energy Saving Measures In Hospitals

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KUANTAN – The Ministry of Health wants to save electricity at government hospitals to reduce operating costs and to preserve the environment, said its secretary-general Datuk Dr Chen Chaw Min. He said through energy efficiency measures and renewable energy, between 20 to 30 per cent of the original energy consumption can be saved for each…

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Pele In Stable Condition After Prostate Surgery In Brazil

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SAO PAULO, Brazil: Pele, arguably the greatest footballer in history, had prostate surgery at the Albert Einstein Hospital, officials at the facility said Thursday. The three-time World Cup winner is in stable condition, hospital officials said in a statement. Doctors performed a transurethral resection of the prostate, according to the hospital. The surgery is done…

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Father Searches Daughter At Four Hospitals In Shanghai

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KUALA LANGAT – The father of Tan Wei, a Malaysian student who was killed in a stampede at Chen Yi Square, Shanghai in China last Thursday had to check four hospitals in the city before finding out his only daughter had died in the incident. Tan Chin Hin sadly recalled that upon his arrival in…

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5 More Teaching Hospitals To Be Established

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KUALA LUMPUR – Five more teaching hospitals will be set up in the country to supplement the three existing hospitals, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching. She said these would be established in Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIAM) Kuantan and…

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Michael Schumacher Leaves Hospital Nine Months After Accident

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MICHAEL Schumacher has left hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, nine months after suffering a life-threatening injury in a skiing accident. Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement that the former Formula One world champion would continue his rehabilitation at home but faced “a long and difficult road ahead”. “Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress…

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