Khairy Hopes Malaysia Will Be A Leader In Healthcare Advancement And Innovation On A Global Scale

The development of Covid-19 vaccines as a result of a world integrated effort highlights the critical role of scientists in the use of knowledge and technology in scientific decision-making, according to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.


Khairy Hopes Malaysia Will Be A Leader In Healthcare Advancement And Innovation On A Global Scale

The development of Covid-19 vaccines as a result of a world integrated effort highlights the critical role of scientists in the use of knowledge and technology in scientific decision-making, according to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

The pandemic has greatly changed the way we go about our daily lives but at the same time, it has prompted us to apply science and technology creatively and innovatively.

“Integrated efforts among scientists globally have seen the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in a very short time.

“This proves that scientists play an important role in the application of knowledge and technology, especially in new fields like artificial intelligence, big data analysis and blockchain to make critical decisions based on facts and information,” he said yesterday.

The symposium gathered over 300 participants from 44 countries, both physically and virtually.

Source - The Star

Also, Prof Sibrandes Poppema, the university's president, was there, as was ISRP-15 chairman and International Radiation Physics Society president Prof Emeritus Dr David A. Bradley, and Siti A'iasah Hashim, the Malaysian Nuclear Agency's director-general.

Khairy further stated that X-ray technology entered Malaysia shortly following Rontgen's December 1895 discovery, with the X-ray device being utilised for the first time in Taiping, February 1897.

Because of their immense usefulness, radiation technology was quickly adopted worldwide and has had a profound impact on the way we live, diagnose illnesses and help people get better health outcomes.

“The ability of radiation medicine to deliver the needs of society is a case in point, with a detailed understanding of the radiation, safety in application and a clear desire of our scientists and technologists working with others around the world, to excel and seek further breakthroughs,” he said.

He stated that Malaysia hosted the ISRP series for the second time out of a total of 15 meetings during the last several decades.

“It speaks volumes about our presence on the international stage,” he said.

Khairy believed that as one of the early users of X-ray technology, Malaysia's healthcare system should remain ahead of the curve of evolution. “as we see more disruption and more technology augmenting radiation physics”.

Source – The Star

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