National Antimicrobial Guideline 3rd Edition 2019
By Bryan Tan Van Hong
Publicity Associate at YPC. Currently working in Esyms, an online pharmacy platform and Registered Pharmacist at a retail pharmacy. Oh, and not to forget, pun enthusiast.
Here is an update on the National Antimicrobial Guideline. This would be the third edition of the publication.
“This update involved a structured and intensive discussion process to ensure that the content was carefully reviewed and coordinated for consistency,” wrote Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the Director General of Health.
He also urged all Ministry of Health (MOH) health workers to make this guideline one of the primary reference in their daily practice.
The guideline can be downloaded here.
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