Healthcare Media Report: 13th May 2020

Updated: May 19, 2020

Headline: Coronavirus symptoms multiply as pandemic spreads

Date: 11 May 2020

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Monthly Visitors: 945,930



Summary:

  • The author explained that the new Coronavirus can push an individual's immune system into overdrive and assault the body's pathogens.

  • Virologists and other experts believe that COVID-19 does not necessarily cause a uniquely broad array of symptoms.

  • Other new symptoms discovered were: loss of taste and smell, problems with blood clots forming, and skin eruptions.



Headline: MTUC: Govt should review decision to appoint BP Healthcare Group as sole company allowed to carry Covid-19 tests

Date: 11 May 2020

Source: Malay Mail

Monthly Visitors: 831,750



Summary:

  • The government was urged reconsider the appointment of BP Healthcare Group as the only company to perform COVID-19 tests on migrant workers.

  • There is a shortage problem: BP Healthcare Group is the only company authorised to provide free COVID-19 tests, and the Group only has 10 diagnostic labs.

  • The MTUC believes that more private hospitals and companies should be authorised to help BP Healthcare Group with the pandemic.




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