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Malaysia: Labuan Needs Ambulance Boat for Emergency Transfer of High Risk Patients


Labuan: Labuan will soon have its ambulance boat for the emergency transfer of patients in dire need of medical treatment to the fully-equipped government hospitals in the mainland of Sabah.Due to the Labuan Nucleus Hospital’s status as a minor specialist hospital, most of the high-risk patients in the duty-free-island here have been transferred to Kota Kinabalu Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), either by air or sea mercy operations for critical treatment.\r\nLabuan Health director Dr Ismail Ali told Bernama a total of 372 high-risk patients have been sent to QEH through ferry and mercy operations since 2013.
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Malaysia: Better Ambulances Services in Klang Valley Soon


Kuala Lumpur: Klang Valley will see an improved and more effective ambulance service, thanks to the Network Ambulance Service, which will also resolve issues related to the shortage of ambulances here.The network will be coordinated by the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) emergency department via the 999 emergency hotline.\r\nHKL’s Emergency and Trauma chief Prof Datuk Seri Dr Abu Hassan Asaari Abdullah said this new system will involve cooperation with the Fire and Rescue Department along with support from the St. John Ambulance and Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
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Malaysia: More Training for Highway Paramedics


KlangValley residents are fortunate to have numerous highways to get them to their destination with the most ease and in the shortest time possible.Unfortunately, these wide and smooth roads are also used by reckless motorists to race or drive way over the speed limit, especially down long, straight stretches.\r\nAcknowledging this inevitability, the Maju Expressway (MEX) concessionaire is taking steps to ensure help is available at the soonest possible in the event of accidents. It has set up a MEX Medic team, comprising four paramedics.
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Malaysia: Health Ministry Plans to Have Hospital Resource Sharing Concept


Kuala Lumpur: The Health Ministry wants to implement the Hospital Clusters concept involving public hospitals nationwide next year, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya.Dr Hilmi said this concept of hospital resource sharing, among others, to reduce congestion in public hospitals is being focused at public hospitals first, before it is extended with the cooperation of the private hospitals.\r\n\"This concept will be implemented in stages and it is necessary to ensure if it is effective in public hospitals first before being extended to private hospitals,\" he said when replying to Senator Datuk Yoo Wei How at the Dewan Negara
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Malaysia: First Aid for Dummies


Panang: The first AED has been stationed in Komtar’s Level 3 concourse.“When people see someone having a heart attack, they can break the glass to remove the key and unlock the AED. Then follow the instructions on the screen.\r\n“Training will be given to those in charge of taking care of the AED devices and we will regularly hold public training sessions on how to use it,” said Penang Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.after the ceremony to launch the AED in Komtar on Wednesday (December 16).\r\nPenang is the first state in Malaysia to install a public AED.
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