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IJN Expertise, Facilities Luring Medical Tourists

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Since 2010, Ilyas Kaoy Hasan has successfully undergone a heart bypass surgery and two angioplasty procedures at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

To date, the 65-year-old businessman from Jakarta, Indonesia, has been making regular visits to IJN for his follow-up treatment and check-ups.

"Right from the start, I felt at home here because of the good service. I've been coming here for treatment for almost 10 years now and I'm satisfied with the service. It's not crowded here and most importantly, the charges are not that steep," he told Bernama when met at the waiting room of IJN's private clinic here, recently. 

Call Of The Holy Land Resonates Once Again

By Fadzli Ramli

MADINAH (Bernama) -- The 2019 Haj season got off the ground with the first group of 483 Malaysian pilgrims arriving at the Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport here at 11.50 am local time (4.50 pm Malaysian time) on July 4.

This year, a total of 30,200 Malaysian pilgrims will fulfil the fifth pillar of Islam, which is performing the Haj pilgrimage, and they will be assisted by 640 Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) staff who will be at hand to ensure the smooth running of the Hijrah 1440 Haj season.  

For this year's Haj season, TH has arranged 62 chartered flights for the pilgrims until Aug 4.

Expertise In Oncology Puts Malaysia On Medical Tourism Map

By Sakini Mohd Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For three whole months, Ibu Ida had nosebleeds which worried her and her family members.

Although it was not painful, the 54-year-old housewife from Medan, Indonesia, who only wanted to be identified as Ibu Ida, felt uncomfortable as it affected her quality of life. 

"I rarely went out as my nose could bleed anytime. Each time I had a nosebleed, I would spend hours in the toilet waiting for the bleeding to stop. I used to feel so stressed," she told Bernama when met at a private hospital here where she is currently undergoing follow-up treatment.

Childhood Obesity A Growing Health Crisis In Malaysia

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Farhan (not his real name) was taken to a private hospital by his parents to seek treatment for an infection on his right leg.

For any healthy 12-year-old, medications and aftercare service would suffice to get them on their feet again.

However, Farhan was far from healthy. His weight at that time was more than 100 kilogrammes and he was referred to a government hospital to treat the complications that had arisen due to his obesity.

Change your mindset, Felda DG tells settlers

ROMPIN, July 6 (Bernama) -- The new business model for the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will take centre stage at the national-level Felda Settlers’ Day celebrations to be held tomorrow at Felda Selancar 3 in Muadzam Shah here.