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Khairy: Consider 3 factors before calling GE
Jun 03, 2022
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says Malaysia must consider three main factors before calling a general election.
He says they are the country’s readiness in terms of public health, Malaysia’s progress in recovering the economy, as well as political considerations.
He adds that calling for a GE is easier said than done.
He also believes the Prime Minister is aware that more time is needed to ready the country for a general election.
Cost of private COVID vaccinations include other charges
The cost of COVID-19 vaccinations at private health facilities includes the price of the vaccine, consultation charges, and service charge, among others.
The Health Ministry says the ceiling price for COVID vaccines was set under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act, which private health practitioners must abide by.
However, it does not include the handling of the vaccination service.
As such, those getting vaccinated at such facilities will have to pay for the vaccine, as well as the charges set by the respective premises.
Kelantan suggests closing childcare centres even with only one HFMD case
Kelantan state authorities have suggested that childcare centres in the state be closed, even if the centre reports just one case of hand, foot, and mouth disease.
However, they say the matter is subject to the state health department’s assessment.
So far, 20 childcare centres there have been ordered to close, 15 of which have resumed operations.
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