Duty of doctors to inform patients about risks of surgery

budak2.jpgPutrajaya: Doktors have a duty to disclose the risk to their patients before performing critical operations.

And it is for patients to be given the choise of whether to go for surgery.failure to warn patients on the possible consequences could result in doctors facing a medical negligence suit,should the operation be a failure.

The Federal Court yesterday affirmed its earlier decision when a fiveman panel dismissed,with costs,an application by a doctor and a private hospital to review the ruling.

One school uniform for a whole week

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19/09: One school uniform for a whole week

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Posted by: Raja Petra Penan student lives with bare necessities at boarding school; some stop studying due to ‘hurtful’ teasingKUCHING: Every school day, 13-year-old Wendy Musa wears the same uniform which she washes once a week.Even if it smells, she still has to wear it till Friday afternoon before she can do her laundry.This is because she has no spare and her single mother cannot afford to buy her another.This Penan girl from Ba’ Abang, Ulu Baram, Miri Division, aspires to be a teacher but is uncertain of her future because she doesn’t know how long her mother can continue supporting her in secondary school.
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Penan student lives with bare necessities at boarding school; some stop studying due to ‘hurtful’ teasingKUCHING: Every school day, 13-year-old Wendy Musa wears the same uniform which she washes once a week.Even if it smells, she still has to wear it till Friday afternoon before she can do her laundry.This is because she has no spare and her single mother cannot afford to buy her another.This Penan girl from Ba’ Abang, Ulu Baram, Miri Division, aspires to be a teacher but is uncertain of her future because she doesn’t know how long her mother can continue supporting her in secondary school.

This teenager is the eldest in a family of six siblings and her mother has no other source of income to support the family except self-sufficient farming. Read the rest of this entry »

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