Connect with us


High Vaccination Rate Shows COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Going Well – Muhyiddin



KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The high number of vaccine doses administered daily is proof that the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme launched on Feb 24 is proceeding smoothly, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“Alhamdulillah vaccination has picked up pace … yesterday more than 156,000 people (received their jabs) and it will increase to between 200,000 and 250,000 in July and then hit 300,000 to 400,000 daily.

“This proves that the immunisation programme is going well and it is important for more people to register with MySejahtera (for vaccination). There is nothing to worry or fear because it is proven that with vaccine we will have protection against COVID-19 or antibodies to keep us safe,” he added.

Muhyiddin was speaking to reporters after visiting the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital and inspecting the drive-through vaccination centre at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz here today.

Also present were Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad.

Muhyiddin said the government would ensure that everyone who is eligible would be vaccinated for the country to achieve herd immunity by the end of the year to improve conditions in the country and speed up economic recovery.

“That is why we have increased the number of vaccination centres to 600, introduced mobile units and drive-through centres, to reach out to people in the rural areas so that no one is left behind.

“In certain areas where there are persons with disabilities, we go to their places, and this whole of society, whole of government approach is to ensure success in our fight against COVID-19,” he said.

On a related matter, Muhyiddin said the enforcement of the Emergency Ordinance to contain the spread of COVID-19 had succeeded in preventing the country’s healthcare system from collapsing.

He said with the ordinance, the Health Ministry can take over and utilise any government and private hospitals for the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients if necessary.

“Alhamdulillah, from early on because of assistance from the government to finance facilities and allocations under the Emergency Ordinance, our healthcare system has remained intact.

“This government strategy to take over hospitals is to ensure that whatever problems related to COVID-19 cases can be managed properly,” he said, citing as an example the takeover of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital (HPKK UKM) as a COVID-19 Hospital.

HPKK UKM director Prof Dr Syed Zulkifli Syed Zakaria said the hospital is expected to start receiving COVID-19 patients on Tuesday.

On May 22, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry would use the Emergency Ordinance to take over Hospital Cyberjaya and HPKK UKM to treat COVID-19 patients.

On Jan 12, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah proclaimed a state of Emergency which will be in force until Aug 1 as a proactive step to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

Sources: BERNAMA


Parents Seek Help For 11-Month-Old Baby With Heart Disease



IPOH, June 15  — It has been a struggle for survival for a married couple here, who currently has no source of income due to the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Julia Mohd Ali, 34, who suffers from spinal cord disease, said she used to work as a security guard, but was forced to quit her job in last March as her health deteriorated.

The mother of five said life gets hard for her family after her husband Mohamad Syamrezlan Misak, 22, a contract labourer, could not go to work due to the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Manjoi, from June 6 to 19.

To make matters worse for the couple, they have to take care of their two children who have health conditions and require help as well as treatment.

“I have four children from my previous marriage. Three of them live with my ex-husband, while my eldest son Nor Aiman ​​Fitri, 16, who has Dyslexia and learning disabilities is currently under my care,” she said when met by Bernama at his rented house in Kampung Tengku Hussein, Manjoi.

Julia said her child from the current marriage, Raisha Aleeya, 11 months, was diagnosed with clogged arteries three months ago.

“Every six weeks, I have to take my baby who also suffers from epilepsy to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for examination. She is also scheduled to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan this August,” she said.

Despite the hardship, Julia said she was very grateful for the concern demonstrated by a non-governmental organisation which has agreed to help her in paying the house rental which costs her RM300 a month for three months.

Meanwhile, Kinta district Social Welfare officer Shamsudin Osman said the Social Welfare Department (JKM) would look at the suitable assistance that could be channelled to the family.

“We will visit them to provide the food box aid. We will provide the necessary assistance to the family accoding to their needs,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Sources: BERNAMA

Continue Reading


Besides Christian Eriksen, These Are 5 Other Footballers Who Have Collapsed On The Field



Recently, the sports world has been bearing shocking news when an unconscious Christian Eriksen received CPR on the turf of Parken Stadium. The incident in which his teammates attempting to form a protective ring to keep his motionless body out of sight really makes everyone worried. It really made everyone worries as seasoned football fans have seen this in the past and the outcome has almost never been nice.

Luckily, the condition of Christian Eriksen is now stabilized. He is under the best possible medical care and most importantly, alive. Other than this particular incident, there are also some other footballers who have collapsed on the field. These are 5 of the most remembered incident that has ever happened before.

1) Fabrice Muamba

Picture: Bleacher Report

The Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed on the pitch in an FA Cup match in 2012 due to a cardiac arrest and was technically “dead” for 78 minutes before he was revived. The former England under-21 midfielder had to retire soon after at the age of 24.

2) Marc-Vivien Foe

Picture: Pinterest

The Cameroon midfielder collapsed during a Confederations Cup match in 2003. Medical staff attempted to resuscitate the 28-year-old on the pitch before taking him off on a stretcher. However, they failed in their attempts to restart his heart and he was pronounced dead.

3) Cheick Tiote

Picture: Bleacher Report

Four months after leaving Newcastle United, the midfielder fainted during a training session with Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. The 30-year-old Ivorian died in hospital.

4) Bafetimbi Gomis

Picture: World Football Index

The French striker has collapsed several times on the pitch due to a medical condition that causes him to faint. He has collapsed playing for Swansea City, Galatasaray, and Al-Hilal.

5) Miklos Feher

Picture: Sportskeeda

The Hungary striker was playing for Portuguese side Benfica against Vitoria Guimaraes in January 2004 when he keeled over in pain before falling backward onto the pitch after a heart attack. Medics attempted to resuscitate the unconscious 24-year-old before he was taken off on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital. Doctors tried to revive him for nearly 90 minutes before he was pronounced dead.

Sources: The Straits Times.

Continue Reading


1,357,966 Individuals Fully Vaccinated As of Yesterday – Dr Adham



KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — A total of 1,357,966 individuals have completed the two-dose vaccination under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme as of yesterday, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

Dr Adham in a Twitter posting said, 3,132,304 individuals received the first dose, bringing the number of doses administered in Malaysia so far to 4,490,270.

The five states with the highest number of two-dose vaccinations are Selangor with 174,302 doses followed by Sarawak (149,227); Perak (131,350); Johor (130,202); and Kuala Lumpur (122,810).

As of yesterday, 56.80 per cent or 13,789,736 individuals have registered for the vaccination with Selangor leading the sign-up for jabs at 3,508,098 people followed by Johor (1,720,532), Sarawak (1,320,513) and Kuala Lumpur (1,166,135).

Sources: BERNAMA

Continue Reading