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Topic: Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy

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PETALING JAYA: Long journeys into the Orang Asli heartland are common for Dr Madhusudhan Shanmugam, who has been running the Teddy Mobile Clinic since 2015, along with his band of volunteer doctors.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank says it will be impossible to separate the roles of doctors and pharmacists until consultation fees for general practitioners (GPs) are adjusted, as doctors call for the ha...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank warns that it will be difficult to change the eating habits of Malaysians, as Putrajaya prepares to impose an excise tax of 40 sen per litre on sweetened beverages.
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PETALING JAYA: Several general practitioners are planning to go “on strike” tomorrow in protest against consultation fees which they say have been stagnant for 27 years.
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The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy welcomes today’s announcement by the finance ministry that patients undergoing treatment at hospitals operating under the education and defence ministri...
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The move to expand the mySalam scheme is encouraging but there are still gaps in the coverage, says a research organisation.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spends more money on research and development than Finland but produces far fewer innovations than the latter, according to an independent public policy research and advocacy or...
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PETALING JAYA: Dzulkefly Ahmad’s performance in his first year as health minister has been encouraging in a number of areas.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has been urged to release the findings of an inquiry into the 2016 fire at Johor’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital which killed six patients.
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PETALING JAYA: A public policy research and advocacy organisation has rubbished a claim that conversion therapy for LGBTs is not a form of violence, saying it produces long-term psychological trauma.
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has sought to assure the public that it is diligent in monitoring the online sale of medicines and health supplements, saying it has issued thousands of notices to e...
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PETALING JAYA: A public health advocacy group today urged the authorities to come down hard on online stores dealing with medicines and supplements, warning that some of the drugs may contain hazardou...
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PETALING JAYA: A former health ministry official and a think-tank have called on Putrajaya to treat heat-not-burn (HNB) smoking refills as cigarettes and subject to the same regulations which govern t...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has urged the government to consider a national health insurance scheme that requires compulsory subscription by income earners.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank today questioned the exclusion of patients with pre-existing medical conditions from the government’s new health insurance scheme for the bottom 40 or B40 group.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has cautioned cancer patients against diving straight into traditional medication, saying advanced modern treatment should be their first choice.
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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry is considering introducing plain packaging for cigarettes, similar to the practice in countries like Australia, Thailand and soon, neighbouring Singapore, more than ...
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has criticised the health ministry’s exclusion of university hospitals in a health scheme for the bottom 40 (B40) as patients there will not be able to benefit from it.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A think tank took aim today at those who are against vaccinations amid an increase in reports of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles.
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PETALING JAYA: Social media users are up in arms over a screenshot purportedly of a school textbook suggesting that young girls will be cut off from their friends and bring shame to their families if ...
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PETALING JAYA: A pressure group seeking better public health system has called for urgent policy reforms to tackle the growing crisis in mental disorders and suicides.
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BATU GAJAH, Jan 13 — The Health Ministry is appealing to mamak shops to voluntarily reduce the sugar content of their drinks once a soda tax comes into effect on April 1.
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PETALING JAYA: A Selangor PPBM leader has cleared the air over the controversy of his picture being printed on backpacks distributed to schools in his constituency.
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PETALING JAYA: A think tank has welcomed the health ministry’s move to employ an educative approach to ensure people comply with the nationwide ban on smoking at eateries, calling it both realistic ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 ― A think tank called today for transgender-sensitisation programmes to be incorporated at major health facilities and to be taught in medical schools.