September 23, 2015

Ample vaccine for humans

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has enough stock of rabies vaccine for humans, its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said. “The vaccines for humans and dogs are different. We have adequate stock for humans. “There is a concern that there is not enough vaccine for dogs, but the Veterinary Services Department is working to increase it,” he told reporters here yesterday. He said there have been over 70 cases of dog bites reported in Perlis, Penang and Kedah, and 12 of the dogs were found to have carried the dangerous virus.  “So far, there are no confirmed cases of humans […]
September 13, 2015

Police need to halt ‘red shirt’ rally – MIC

SEREMBAN: MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam urged the police to use all available means to halt the ‘Red Shirt’ rally planned for Sept 16 in Kuala Lumpur. He said there was a risk that the protest may result in unwanted incidents, which could have a negative effect on the country’s political stability, economy and racial harmony. “The Red Shirt protest is indeed race-based and cannot be allowed to take place. Any spark may result in a conflagration that consumes our nation and destroys our economy. “I fear that eventually Malaysian citizens will become unnecessary victims of such incidents,” […]
September 12, 2015

MIC against all types of street protests

PETALING JAYA: MIC has joined the other voices speaking up against the red shirt rally on Sept 16. “We were against the Bersih 4 demonstration and directed party members against participating in the rally. “The nation is now faced with the threat of yet another mass demonstration, this time by the red shirts as a direct response to Bersih 4,” said president Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam (pic) in a statement. The red shirt rally, organised by Malay non-governmental organisations headed by Sg Besar Umno chief Datuk Jamal Yunos, would gather participants at Bukit Bintang and Petaling Street before marching to […]
September 10, 2015

Dr Subramaniam shares Malaysia’s healthcare experiences

KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam Wednesday shared Malaysia’s experience, insights and knowledge on the drivers of transformation in healthcare with the global community. Dr Subramaniam in a statement said he addressed these while attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) 9th Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015 (AMNC) in Dalian, China. He said the WEF AMNC 2015 themed “Charting a New Course for Growth” which ends on Thursday is being attended by 1,500 participants from the business, government, research and media sectors from over 90 countries. “Today I delivered an interesting topic called “The Transformation of Healthcare.” […]
August 15, 2015

Establish a detailed political funding system for country’s future

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia needs a foolproof system to control political funding and make sure that the system is put right, said MIC acting president Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam. Applauding the formation of the National Consultative Committee for Political Funding (JKNMPP) , he said the government needs to create a detailed and proper system to the country’s to implement control over the funding. “We did not discuss much on this (during the meeting with the Prime Minister), but what’s important is to ensure the system is put right. “Politics still needs funding and we cannot run from it,” he told reporters after […]
August 13, 2015

Medicine prices may rise due to falling ringgit

KUALA SELANGOR: The Ministry of Health (MoH) does not rule out the possibility that prices of imported medicines may go up following the fall in the value of the ringgit currently. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said, however, if it happened, it would only be temporary. “We don’t rule out the possibility that prices of medicines will go up because there are medicines and basic ingredients for the medicines that we import from other countries. “However, if there is a rise (in prices of medicines) it will only be temporary and the situation will not be limited to our country alone but also occur in the […]