Month: September 2020

Bekalan ubat kategori B perlu ada slip preskripsi

September 23, 2020 | News | No Comments

Pengguna tidak boleh memaksa ahli farmasi untuk membekalkan ubat-ubatan yang tersenarai dalam Kategori B mengikut Akta Racun 1952 tanpa mempunyai slip preskripsi atau surat ubat yang lengkap dan sah.

Presiden, Persatuan Farmasi Malaysia, Amrahi Buang berkata, sekiranya ada keperluan mendesak, ahli farmasi hanya boleh memberikan bekalan untuk sehari sahaja.

Menurutnya, pesakit hendaklah berjumpa doktor selepas itu untuk mendapatkan slip preskripsi atau surat ubat sebelum mendapatkan bekalan ubat daripada farmasi.

“Selain itu, pesakit mestilah memastikan slip preskripsi atau surat ubat adalah lengkap dan ditandatangani oleh doktor serta mempunyai nama dan nombor Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).

“Jika ini tidak dilakukan, ahli farmasi tidak boleh membekalkan ubat tersebut. Ini perlu difahami kerana ia dijelaskan dalam Akta Racun 1952. Slip preskripsi atau surat ubat ini adalah satu dokumen yang legal dan boleh digunakan dalam kes mahkamah,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini.

Sebelum ini, ubat yang memerlukan preskripsi didakwa bukan saja boleh dibeli dengan mudah di farmasi, malah melalui platform beli-belah dalam talian atau laman web.

Perkara itu menimbulkan persoalan bagaimana ubat yang disenaraikan dalam Kumpulan B mengikut Akta Racun 1952 itu boleh dijual sewenang-wenangnya tanpa preskripsi doktor sekali gus turut mendedahkan pengguna kepada risiko keselamatan kesihatan.

Mengulas lanjut, Amrahi berkata, pesakit mempunyai hak untuk mendapatkan slip preskripsi atau surat ubat daripada doktor dan mereka juga mempunyai pilihan untuk mendapatkan ubat tersebut sama ada dari klinik atau di farmasi.

Katanya, kebiasaannya harga ubat di farmasi adalah lebih murah berbanding di klinik kerana selain membekalkan ubat, ahli farmasi di klinik juga akan memberikan arahan berhubung pengambilan ubat serta menjalankan kaunseling ubat yang komprehensif agar pesakit dapat manfaat daripada pematuhan kepada rejim ubat yang dipreskribkan oleh doktor.

“Slip preskripsi atau surat ubat untuk penyakit kronik mempunyai jangka masa yang terhad dan paling maksimum adalah satu tahun.

“Justeru, pesakit hendaklah kembali berjumpa dengan doktor selepas tamat tempoh slip preskripsi bagi memastikan pemantauan ke atas rawatan yang diberikan sebelum preskripsi baharu dikeluarkan oleh doktor untuk satu jangka masa yang ditetapkan,” katanya.

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The Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) has announced that the country will be going through its monsoon transition phase beginning Thursday, 24 September

In a statement released yesterday, the MET department said that Malaysia will face heavy rains, strong winds, and thunderstorms.

The phase is expected to last until early November, according to Bernama.

The MET department stated that these weather conditions may also lead to flash floods and damage unstable infrastructure

Most states in the Peninsula Malaysia, including the west coast of Sabah and Sarawak, will experience the monsoon transition phase in the evenings and early nights.

The public has been urged to be vigilant, especially during this time

You can check METMalaysia’s websiteFacebook, or Twitter for updates.

Alternatively, you can also use its SMS service 15888 and the MMD Hotline: 1 300 22 1MET (1638).

Read the MET department’s statement here:

Image from Malaysian Meteorological Department (Facebook)

SAYS

The police are on the search for three men involved in the brazen heist of a gold salesman and his driver in the middle of Sungai Besi Expressway on Monday, 21 September

According to Bernama, Brickfields police chief ACP Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin said the thieves got away with jewellery worth RM3 million, about RM67,000 in cash, as well as a Toyota Hilux in the 3.35pm incident.

Video footage of the robbery was widely circulated on social media, showing masked men dragging the gold trader and his driver out of their white vehicle that was sandwiched between two other black pickup trucks.

In the nine seconds caught on camera, one of the masked men can be seen carrying several bags out from the vehicle.

Zairulnizam said the police have obtained statements from eight witnesses of the incident, including the person who recorded the video

The police chief elaborated that the three men had cornered the victims’ car while they were on their way to distribute jewellery around Kuala Lumpur.

The witnesses said the parang-armed thieves, wearing long-sleeved shirts and black ski masks, broke the gold trader’s car window to get him out of the car.

“They dragged the salesman and the driver out of their vehicle before fleeing with all the gold and cash that was inside,” Zairulnizam said in a statement yesterday, reported Malay Mail.

He added that the salesman, 47, and the driver, 21, were injured by the shattered window and were left by the roadside.

The victims filed a police report on the robbery at about 6.20pm on the same day.

The case is being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed robbery

Zairulnizam said police have already found the stolen white Toyota Hilux in Damansara, Petaling Jaya, but the vehicle had been set on fire.

The police chief also urged witnesses to contact the police if they come across any criminal activity in the future instead of just sharing it on social media.

“Such action will only allow the criminals to escape or even lead to untoward incidents,” he said after the witness who recorded the heist failed to contact the police until the investigation was conducted.

Watch the viral video of the highway heist here:

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Posted by Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS on Isnin, 21 September 2020

SAYS

A Kia Spectra was seen speeding against traffic along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim yesterday, 21 September

Videos of the incident circulated the Internet, showing the car driving on the opposite side of the road as motorcyclists tried to stop it.

In a Facebook video posted by Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS, the car was believed to have been trying to escape after it hit a motorcyclist on Jalan Tun Razak.

Image from Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS (Facebook)

The 60-year-old driver later met with an accident on a highway in KL when another car crashed into it

It is believed that the car had stopped abruptly when a Toyota Fortuner 4×4 hit it from behind.

According to police investigations, the driver then got out of his vehicle and jumped off a flyover.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the man died at the scene and investigations are ongoing.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

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Contact: +603-76272929
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For a more thorough directory of resources, head over to the Malaysian Mental Health Association‘s website.

SAYS

Three siblings living in a squalid condition have been temporarily sent to a children’s home until their parents or guardians can provide them with a better living environment

The siblings – aged nine, 10, and 12 – were living with their uncle in an upper-level shop unit on Lorong Seri Damai Perdana in Kuantan, Pahang, reported The Star.

It is learned that their father works in Kuala Rompin and rarely comes home, while their mother’s whereabouts are unknown. She reportedly left three years ago.

Today, 21 September, SJK(C) Taman Tas parent-teacher association (PIBG) chairman Yeoh Kok Bin and Teruntum assemblyman Sim Chon Siang visited the children and made arrangements to send them to a shelter as a temporary measure.

The shophouse was reportedly filled with animal droppings and trash, while clothes were scattered all over the floor

The place is said to have 13 dogs, a civet, a turtle, and a bird that the girls were rearing.

Photos published on Sinar Harian showed a mattress completely covered in faeces.

A foul smell from the animal waste caused the space to be soaked with a stubborn odour.

The three siblings, who are of mixed Orang Asli-Chinese descent, slept on the floor with the animals roaming around.

Yeoh said the school has visited the siblings twice in the past after learning about their living condition

“The girls live with their uncle who is out the whole day and only comes back at night,” the PIBG chairman said.

“They eat instant noodles in the afternoon and in the evening, either the eldest sister will cook or their uncle brings home takeaway food.”

Sinar Harian reported that their father only gives each of them RM50 per week to support their daily expenses.

Yeoh said the girls do receive help from various parties, but they still often fail to attend school, citing oversleeping as excuses.

He added that their academic performances are bad due to that.

Last month, the school’s headmistress visited them and provided them mattresses and pillows.

However, they were quickly destroyed by the dogs.

Meanwhile, Sim said he had to intervene even though the children did not live in his constituency because no one deserves to be living in such a woefully-neglected environment

He made arrangements with the Social Welfare Department (JKM) to have the children sent to Rapha Children’s Home, located in Taman Indera, Kuantan.

“JKM will give the uncle time to clean up their living place and provide a suitable bedroom for the children or find a new home before they can be allowed to return to live with their family,” said Sim.

Pahang JKM director Zulkhairi Zainal Abidin said the arrangement was necessary to safeguard the children’s well-being.

SAYS

A video of a man brutally slamming a cat on the ground after it was found sitting on his parked car recently made its rounds on social media

Wangsa Maju district police chief SUPT Rajab Ahad Ismail confirmed the incident with Harian Metro and said that the viral video was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) at a parking lot in Jalan Rejang, Setapak.

He said, “The viral video shows a man who slammed a cat who had climbed his car’s windshield at the time. His actions clearly brought forth backlash from netizens as he did it consciously and it could hurt the cat as well as cause internal bleeding due to the strong impact to the ground.”

The suspect has since come forward and given his statement at the Setapak police station

According to Malay Mail, he arrived at the police station at 11.30am on Tuesday, 22 September.

Police found that the man had no previous criminal records.

The case has been classified as animal cruelty under Section 29 (1) (a) of the Animal Welfare Act 1953 (Amendment 2013)Bernama reported that if found guilty, the man can face a RM50,000 fine, a year’s jail, or both.

SAYS

Larangan berbasikal di lebuh raya demi keselamatan

September 23, 2020 | News | No Comments

Larangan aktiviti berbasikal di lebuh raya bertujuan mengelakkan penunggang terdedah kepada risiko yang membahayakan keselamatan diri serta pengguna jalan raya lain.

Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik (JSPT) Bukit Aman, Datuk Azisman Alias berkata, penunggang basikal termasuk untuk tujuan riadah perlu menggunakan laluan yang lebih sesuai dengan keperluan mereka.

“Penunggang basikal yang ingin menjalankan aktiviti berkenaan perlu sentiasa mematuhi peraturan dan undang-undang jalan raya yang telah ditetapkan demi keselamatan diri mereka serta pengguna jalan raya lain,” katanya dalam kenyataan media hari ini.

Azisman berkata, isu penggunaan basikal di lebuh raya kini sedang hangat diperkatakan oleh orang ramai terutama penggemar aktiviti berbasikal.

“Aktiviti itu hanya dilarang di lebuh raya, namun masih dibenarkan di jalan Persekutuan, jalan negeri, jalan bandaran dan lain-lain jalan,” katanya.

Azisman menegaskan mana-mana individu yang gagal mematuhi papan tanda lalu lintas yang melarang berbasikal di lebuh raya adalah satu kesalahan di bawah Seksyen 79 (2) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987.

“Apabila disabitkan, boleh didenda tidak kurang RM300 dan tidak lebih RM2,000,” katanya.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning can still happen regardless of whether you leave your windows down when the engine is on. The general notion that carbon monoxide leaks only happen for old vehicles also isn’t true. Senator Datuk T.Mohan, the Vice Chairman of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) debunked this myth, saying that new cars are also susceptible to this safety hazard.

“The vehicle’s engine is turned on for a long time without realising that a gas leak could occur from the exhaust and enter the passenger cabin,” said the Senator, in a statement recorded by BERNAMA. He added that the recommendation of lowering your windshields to avoid carbon monoxide gas poisoning is also inaccurate. 

As for how gas leaks like these can be detected, he said, “early signs such as temperature changes in the cabin and nausea” should be looked out for. “If there are these signs, the windows should be opened immediately.

However, to decrease the risk of these precarious situations, drivers are advised to not sleep in their vehicle when the engine is turned on. Last Thursday (17 September), two women died while another two women are in a critical state due to the inhalation of carbon monoxide after sleeping in a car with the engine and air conditioning turned on.

Mohan added that vehicle owners should ensure that their car’s air conditioning system is maintained at least once in a period of six months to avoid any possible incidents from happening.

W.O.B

Lebih 31.4 juta penduduk dunia dijangkiti Covid-19

September 23, 2020 | News | No Comments

Jumlah kumulatif kes positif Covid-19 di seluruh dunia kini melepasi 31.4 juta kes.

Ini berikutan 200,000 jangkitan baharu direkodkan dalam tempoh 24 jam.

Data terbaharu Johns Hopkins University menunjukkan Amerika Syarikat (AS) kekal sebagai negara paling teruk terjejas dengan 6.88 juta kes jangkitan.

Ini diikuti India dengan 5.56 juta kes, manakala Brazil merekodkan 4.55 juta kes.

Jangkitan Covid-19 di Rusia pula melepasi angka 1 juta kes.

Sementara itu, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Afrika Selatan, Sepanyol dan Argentina melepasi angka setengah juta kes.

Negara yang melepasi angka 300,000 termasuk Perancis, Chile, Iran, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Arab Saudi, Iraq, Pakistan dan Turki.

Negara merekodkan angka positif melebihi 250,000 termasuk Itali, Filipina, Jerman dan Indonesia.

Dalam pada itu, negara yang melepasi angka 100,000 ialah Ukraine, Kanada, Bolivia, Qatar, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Romania, Panama dan Mesir.

Negara lain masih merekodkan angka positif di bawah 100,000.

-sinarharian

Pelajar maut bertembung dengan pemandu mabuk

September 23, 2020 | Tragedy | No Comments

Seorang pelajar Tingkatan Lima maut selepas melanggar sebuah kereta yang dipandu oleh seorang lelaki disyaki dalam keadaan mabuk di Jalan Raja Laut menghala Jalan Ipoh di sini semalam.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik (JSPT) Kuala Lumpur Asisten Komisioner, Zulkefly Yahya berkata, dalam kejadian pada jam 3 pagi itu, pemandu kereta berusia 36 tahun telah ubah haluan secara melintang untuk masuk ke Lorong Tiong Nam di sini.

“Pada masa sama penunggang motosikal berusia 17 tahun dari arah Jalan Raja Laut telah melanggar pintu depan kiri kereta jenis Perodua Myvi itu.

“Mangsa disahkan meninggal dunia di lokasi kerana kecederaan parah di kepala,” katanya.

Zulkefly berkata, pihaknya mendapati kandungan alkohol dalam darah pemandu kereta itu melebihi had yang dibenarkan.

“Pemandu itu ditahan reman empat hari bagi membantu kes disiasat Seksyen 44 (1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987,” katanya.

-sinarharian

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