Friday, December 26, 2008

bob the builder


house is still in renovation.
with those intolerated sounds,
so noisy!


Wassalam.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

good news for future dr!!!

THE STAR [18th DECEMBER 2008]
Day off after 24-hour duty for trainee doctors

KUALA TERENGGANU: Trainee doctors will now get a day off after carrying out their 24-hour on-call duty.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the directive will take effect immediately.

He said it applies only to housemen on active call and at the hospital the entire time.

“We will not let these trainee doctors be overworked. We will look into their welfare,” he told reporters yesterday after visiting the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital.

Liow was asked to comment on grouses from trainee doctors that they sometimes had to work almost 24 hours and then report to their superiors the next day.

Some trainee doctors complained that they had to work seven days a week without a single rest day during their two-year stint in government hospitals as housemen.

Liow said trainee doctors should also be allowed to concentrate on getting the right exposure and medical proficiency by giving them off-days.

A trainee doctor at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, who only wanted to be known as Sally, said she was relieved to hear that the ministry would look into their welfare.

“Frankly, we are very exhausted as we have to focus on our training and also carry out clinical rounds frequently,” she said. “It is stressful.”

Sally said she and her colleagues were unable to pay attention during their stints due to fatigue and time constraints.

On another matter, Liow said about 4,000 Chikungunya cases were reported throughout the country this year.

He said the virus was first detected in Johor and spread to several states, the latest being Kedah.


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

neuroscience again?

UTUSAN MALAYSIA [16th December 2008]
PUSAT NEUROSAINS DIWUJUDKAN DI HUSM

KOTA BHARU 15 Dis. – Sebuah pusat Neurosains yang pertama di rantau ini akan diwujudkan di Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) di sini, sejajar dengan pengiktirafannya sebagai universiti berstatus Program Pemacu Untuk Kecemerlangan (APEX).

Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata, projek tersebut merupakan sebahagian daripada cadangan yang dikemukakan oleh universiti tersebut semasa membentangkan kertas kerja untuk dipertimbangkan dalam program APEX.

‘‘Selepas USM berjaya dengan status APEX, kementerian mengambil kira setiap cadangan yang dikemukakan untuk dilaksanakan termasuk pembinaan pusat Neurosains di hospitalnya di sini,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada sidang akhbar selepas merasmikan Sambutan Ulang Tahun ke-25 HUSM di sini hari ini.

Hadir sama Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah USM, Tan Sri Dr. Ani Arope; Naib Canselor USM, Prof. Tan Sri Datuk Dzulkifli Abd Razak; Pengarah HUSM, Dr. Zaidon Kamari dan Pengarah Kampus Kesihatan, Datuk Prof. Mafauzy Mohamed.

Di USM, Jabatan Neurosains Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan ditubuhkan secara rasmi pada 17 Ogos 2000 (selepas dinaik taraf daripada unit Neurosains) dan ia terus berkembang dengan Penubuhan Makmal Pengajaran dan Penyelidikan Neurosains pada 12 Februari 2006.

Ia bagi meningkatkan lagi aktiviti penyelidikan yang dijalankan melibatkan kajian fisiologi memori dan ingatan, kanser otak, kecederaan otak, perubatan neuro regenerasi, psikologi, biokimia strok, epilepsi, pemakanan dan apoptosis.

P/S: Now, I'm proud to be part of USM [even though i felt so frustrated during the beginning of my student life here (since i had been rejected from entering University of Malaya which is located very near to my house)].
"Once a USMnian, always a USMnian!"
"Once an APEXian, always an APEXian!"
to ainaa & dilla, i guess this would be a good news to you guys again cause of the word there, NEUROSCIENCE!


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

ghurabaa'

a very nice song/poem. i tried to upload the video, but failed. maybe will post it next time [guess when i'm at home]. but yet, i still wanna share the lyrics. may you guys enjoy the meaning of this Ghurabaa'.


GHURABAA'

Ghurabaa’ wa li ghairillaahi laa nahnil jibaa
Ghurabaa’ do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah

Ghurabaa' war tadhainaa haa shi’aaran lil hayaa
Ghurabaa’ have chosen this to be the motto of life

Inta sal ‘anna fa inna laa nubaali bit-tughaat
If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants

Nahnu jundullaahi dawman darbunaa darbul-ubaa
We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path

Lan nubaali bil quyuud, bal sanamdhii lil khulood
We never care about the chains, rather we’ll continue forever

Lan nubaali bil quyuud, bal sanamdhii lil khulood
We never care about the chains, rather we’ll continue forever

Fal nujaahid wa nunaadhil wa nuqaatil min jadeed
So let us make Jihad, and battle, and fight from the start

Ghurabaa’ hakazhal ahraaru fii dunya-al ‘abeed
Ghurabaa’ this is how they are free in the enslaved world

Fal nujaahid wa nunaadhil wa nuqaatil min jadeed
So let us make Jihad, and battle, and fight from the start

Ghurabaa’ hakazhal ahraaru fii dunya-al ‘abeed
Ghurabaa’ this is how they are free in the enslaved world

Kam tazhaakkarnaa zamaanan yawma kunna su’adaa`
How many times when we remembered a time when we were happy

Bi kitaabillaahi natloohu sabaahan wa masaa`
In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening

Kam tazhaakkarnaa zamaanan yawma kunna su’adaa`
How many times when we remembered a time when we were happy

Bi kitaabillaahi natloohu sabaahan wa masaa`
In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening


u can read more on ghurabaa'. i have to admit that there is a very nice explanation about this interesting topic. no lies~!!!


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Monday, December 8, 2008

twilight

yesterday, went to Sunway Pyramid for Twilight! got row E for seats since the rest of the seats in the centre had been booked.. sigh~ too bad!!! but the movie was awesome!!! no lies~!!!

video


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

sendiri by saujana


video


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

wanna be a neurosurgeon?

THE NEW STRAITS TIMES [4th December 08]
MALAYSIA's 62 NEUROSURGEONS DO DOUBLE DUTY

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's 62 neurosurgeons are "working themselves to death" to save lives.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said this was because they were doing the work of double the number of neurosurgeons needed by the country. He added the country needed 150 neurosurgeons, or at least one to 200,000 people.

Currently, slightly more than half of the 62 neurosurgeons are in the private sector while the rest are in public service, including at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Speaking at the 13th Asean Congress of Neurological surgeons and 8th Asean Neurosurgical nursing congress, Dr Latiff said the number of neurosurgeons was insufficient based on the 26 million population.
"The ministry is willing to offer the best in terms of financial and professional support to enhance human resource development in the neurosurgical field."

Some 500 medical professionals from Asean countries, Spain and the Middle East are participating in the four-day congress themed "Sub-specialisation and Modernisation of Asean Neurosurgery: Achieving Excellence in Patient Care", held in collaboration with the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Education Course.

World Federation of Neurosurgical Society president Professor Dr Jacques Brotchi said the number of young neurosurgeons had increased in all Asean countries due to more established local training, improved quality and supply of advanced equipment, which had contributed to the development of neurosurgery.

"The congress is definitely a place for all participants to interact and learn new things in the field of neurosurgery."Also present at the event was Asean Neurosurgical Societies president Datuk Dr T. Selvapragasam.

P/S:
to Ainaa & Dilla,
both of u may go and join him since our country is lacking of neurosurgeons despite of the increment in neuro cases. haha~


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Monday, December 1, 2008

5 doctors and mental woes???

THE STAR [30/11/2008]

KUALA LUMPUR: Every month, at least five doctors are found to be suffering from mental illnesses, director-general of health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said.
He said these doctors were either psychotic or neurotic but still managed to get into medical schools because these schools were not screening students meticulously enough.

“When the doctors complete their two-year housemanship and their applications are submitted for registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), they fail to get registered.


“Their supervisors do not certify them as fit to be registered because of indiscipline and poor attitude arising from mental health problems.

“The mental cases range from psychotic to neurotic. Psychotic cases include delusions and hallucinations, and neurotic behaviour includes anxiety, fear and anger due to the competitive environment,” said Dr Ismail.

These medical graduates, totalling about 60 cases a year, are unable to cope with their housemanship as they may have been pressured by their parents to take up medicine.
Dr Ismail said it was disheartening to note this emerging trend due to an inefficient selection process, adding that the mental cases were referred to the Medical Review Panel (MRP).

Since many of these graduates have spent a lot of money on their medical education, the MRP may extend their housemanship and at the same time send them for psychiatric treatment.
“In the event they are assigned to work, they will be thoroughly supervised and counselled by experts and given light duties until their mental condition improves.

“I am not so sure whether we can identify those with attitude problems during an interview unless such problems are obvious,” Dr Ismail said at a forum on Training Future Doctors: Have we got it right?”

About 2,000 medical doctors are registered annually from 21 local medical schools and 400 recognised schools overseas.

Different medical schools around the world have different selection criteria for their students, Dr Ismail said.

However, he said that the ministry was also planning some form of examination to check their attitude, knowledge and experience after they complete their final examination.
Most of the mentally ill students, he said, could have undergone pressure and depression while studying and faced difficulty in coping in a hospital environment.

The other weakness was a lack of proficiency in the English language.
Higher Education director-general Prof Datuk Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi said the ministry was currently reviewing universities’ curricula to ensure high standards in medical education and training for doctors.

“Uppermost on our minds will be the safety and well-being of patients,” he said.


How shock is that? Are they suffering from this illnesses because they were forced to take Medicine? Or is there any other predisposing factors? Think and learn.


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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