The need for a leading Cardiothoracic Surgery Centre for the Northern Region

The Consumers Association of Penang appeals to the Ministry of Health to upgrade the Penang General Hospital to make it the leading centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Northern region. The department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Penang General Hospital has been operational since 1995 and provides critical care and treatment to thousands of patients …

Vape in the guise of a watch: Government agencies and teachers should get cracking

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is urging the relevant authorities such as the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), the Royal Customs and Excise Department, the Energy Commission (EC), and in particular school disciplinary teachers to check on e-cigarettes in the guise of a functional watch. This …

CAP: Reduce sodium intake to stop high blood pressure

World Hypertension Day is observed annually on May 17 with the aim of raising awareness on hypertension and spreading knowledge on this common cardiovascular condition. Hypertension is a condition associated with increased risk for stroke, kidney failure, premature mortality and disability. About 32.7 percent of Malaysians aged 18 years and above are suffering from hypertension …