Instilling positive mindset in those living at flats

PAEDIATRIC care experts have opined that there must be a break in intergenerational parenting habits when raising children in places such as the People’s Housing Projects (PPR). Parents must be roped into taking charge of the cleanliness and facilities in such housing areas and be included in all programmes planned for it to achieve a…

Private hospitals to be ‘baby-friendly’

PUTRAJAYA: Private hospitals will be assisted in obtaining the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. Dr Dzulkefly said the ministry was seeking to promote the BFHI among private hospitals, as only 19 out of 175 private hospitals in Malaysia had obtained the accreditation. All government hospitals, including 130…

The US is warning pregnant women not to travel to Japan

Japan is in the midst of a rubella outbreak, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising pregnant women against traveling to the country. In its level 2 alert, which advises “enhanced precautions,” the CDC said that only women who have been vaccinated against rubella, or German measles, should go to Japan. Almost…

Jadikan vaksin syarat daftar sekolah

Kematian disebabkan jangkitan difteria (akut pernafasan) di Johor Bahru, boleh dihindari jika mangsa dipercayai dijangkiti bakteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae mendapat suntikan disarankan Kementerian Kesihatan menerusi Program Imunisasi Kebangsaan (NIP). Laporan awal kementerian menyatakan, mangsa kanak-kanak perempuan berusia 14 bulan, tidak menerima sebarang suntikan. Walaupun kita bersimpati dengan keluarga Allahyarham, tindakan ibu bapa enggan menghantar anak mendapatkan…

Vaksinasi cegah penyebaran penyakit

UJIAN sampel cecair hidung merupakan salah satu cara untuk mengesan jangkitan influenza. TENGAH malam itu Noreen Azliza Norzlan, 33, tersedar daripada lena apabila dikejutkan anaknya yang mengadu tubuhnya berasa sejuk. Ironinya, apabila disentuh, badan kanak-kanak berusia 11 tahun itu begitu panas dengan suhu mencecah 39 darjah Celsius. Dia juga berada dalam keadaan sedikit menggigil. Bimbang…