Saturday, October 6, 2018

Kelab Kopi Radiologi Preparing Bubur Asyura.

Asyura porridge @bubur asyura is thought to resemble closely the first food that being cooked on land after the Great Flood of Nuh. When Prophet Nuh safely landed in his ship after the great flood on the 10th of Muharram. Once safely landed, Prophet Nuh ordered his people to gather whatever food they have to be cooked to cater for everybody.

Kelab Kopi Radiologi had successfully held a programme of preparing bubur asyura on saturday, 6th October 2018 at Azahadi's house, our senior radiographer. Let me thank you first to Azahadi and his family for their kind support and generous to us.

Bubur asyura is a kind of food made with various mixed ingredients in celebration of the Month of Muharram. So the bubur asyura that we prepared for this occasion can be different from one state to another. This Kelantanese style Asyura porridge, made using ingredients like rice, corn, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, spices, green peas, sweet potatoes, coconut milk, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, salt, meat curry powder, kerisik (freshly grated toasted coconut) and fresh meat (cut into small pieces..... boil the meat with some water for 1 hour then shred the meat with your fingers).

How to cook Asyura Porridge - kelantanese style: 
Boil the rice with water in a large cooking pot until the rice begins to swell and add all the ingredients as above. Continue to boil and keep on stirring over medium heat until all the ingredients mashed and the porridge thicken. It took about 8 to 10 hours to be prepared….. to become thick, dark colored texture with spicy taste.

List of participants

We started at 7.00am and finished by 3.00pm, and all member of Kelab Kopi Radiologi were involved in making the event a success. With the aim to strengthen the relationship… we have struggled to work together to provide materials for preparing the bubur asyura.

Presently, making the bubur asyura is part of a kelantanese community ritual during the the month of Muharram. They will contribute either money or the ingredients to make the bubur asyura. The cooked bubur asyura will be then given out to everybody especially to the poor and neighbours.

Photos of attendees:

To all members of the Kopi Kelab Radiologi, thank you so much for your hard work.  A special thank to Iqbal and Azizah…..  We appreciated to both of you for your efficient, excellent work and your extra hardworking. It would not have happened without your support… Everything went amazingly well yesterday and I cannot express how appreciative we are for everything that you did for our successful program..... Congratulations and big thank you to all participants!!!

Mohd Iqbal and Azizah
Iqbal breathed a sigh of relief, after a large 
cooking pot has been fully washed.
~~ well done ~~

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Dear Brothers and Sisters, 
For your information, 
Pertubuhan Amal Perubatan Ibnu Sina Malaysia (PAPISMA) with the collabration of World Islamic Health Union (WIHU) and International Islamic Medicine Foundation (IIMF) are collecting donation to help those effected in the recent tsunami which occured in Palu and Donggala, Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

Our main focus would be delivering medical aid as well as basic necessities such as food, clean water and toiletries. We will gather a team of humanitarian volunteers from Malaysia as well as from other NGOs in WIHU and IIMF to deliver the goods at the nearest of time. 

 We hope all of you can lend a helping hand through: 
MAYBANK (Pertubuhan Amal Perubatan Ibnu Sina Malaysia PAPISMA )
Account No: 553010108828
Label: #ThunamiPalu 

Please state reference as Tsunami Sulawesi or SMS Dr Suhana (PAPISMA Treasurer) at +60129555842 to inform us of your generous contributions. 

Thanks a million. "Whoever helps his brother in his time of need, Allah S.W.T will be there in his time of need" (Saheeh Muslim)

Saturday, September 29, 2018


CME: New Trends and Technology In Radiology

The medical use of X rays in diagnostic and interventional radiology remains a rapidly changing field, with a wide range of applications, procedures and techniques undertaken by the largest single group of workers occupationally exposed to artificial sources of radiation including radiologists, medical physicists, radiographers and nurses.  Similarly members of the public also need to be protected against radiation while in a radiological facility.

Radiology Dept HUSM  have been organising regular CMEs for radiologists and all radiation worker in medical x-ray for the  annual license requirement. A CME for radiation worker has been conducted at Dewan Persidangan Kampus Kesihatan HUSM Kubang Kerian Kelantan on 29th September 2018.
The topics which were discussed changes every year and covering:

  • Act 304 & related regulations by Ministry of Health, Malaysia. 
  • Radiation protection in the use of medical equipment by Medical Physicist. 
  • Digital radiography by senior radiographer. 
  • Updates on radiology practice by radiographer. 
  • X-ray image interpretation by radiologist. 
  • Clinical updates by medical consultants

And topics/programmes discussed for the CME 2018 as below:

The extent of occupational exposure of workers in radiological facilities depends on the type and complexity of the procedures employed, typically involving, interventional radiology, general radiography, computed tomography, fluoroscopy, mammography, and dentistry.  

For procedures with fixed installations, the staff members are generally adequately protected by well-designed shielding barriers and their occupational exposure is not significant.  However workers in close proximity to the patient, for example physicians/medical officers involved in fluoroscopy including interventional procedures, may be subject to considerable radiation dose. In these situations staff dose levels during their working life can in some cases lead to the occurrence of deterministic effects, such as cataract damage, if radiation protection actions are not utilised.

The photos below were taken at our successful  CME yesterday:

Friday, September 14, 2018


Dedicated to all the singles on this platform. Don't make mistakes some of our fathers or senior brothers made. 

Men are often told to wait to get married until they feel ready, until they’re mature, financially secure, established in their careers and comfortable with themselves. My advise to you guys..marry now with the little you have. Don't wait to be a big boss. Have kids early so you can grow with them. Grow with your kids and succeed with your wife. You will never finish making money or achieving your plans. You might still not succeed at your target year. so please if you can feed yourself, you can feed your wife. You have to believe it, marry early, don't wait. So start your life early, with consistency you will grow.... 

I had an opportunity to marry the beautiful love of my life very early, But my fear was, can I really take care of her?. By the time I've reached my late twenties, I was a wiser person and had learnt my lessons from the mistakes I had made in my previous relationships. Although the pressure from my parents and peers to get married was mounting with time, I made it clear that I would not succumb to it and make a mistake that I could not correct by taking a hasty decision. 

I looked at marriage as a relationship between two individuals. I wanted a life partner with whom I can share everything and could rely on him during my moments of weakness, and I wanted to do the same for my partner as well. I got married in my thirties and it was the best decision that i had ever made. I was well capable of taking care of myself and my partner when needed.

Don't make our mistakes..... trust me it isn't money only, but rather your maturity, your happiness depends entirely on your wisdom and the way you handle life. Please!!!..... please don't be at your age of 60, and your kids still be in their secondary school…..what are you supposed to be at that age?. The gift of old age is grandchildren. Grandchildren make old age worth while. If you are patient enough to wait, you hope you live long enough to see your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Please young guys, take my advice seriously. Marry now.... don't be afraid that girl you are finding too many fault but she has many good qualities if you look well. Don't think you will get every thing before you settle down. Getting married will make sense for your life. You'll not only have  wife but also daughters and sons which you should care about. You can't feel alone. 

Having a family gives you energy and motivation to be better person. That's the real happiness in life. Allah can change your life in a blink of an eye, with a good and focus wife by your side, you will succeed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

News USM named world’s 14th best young university

GEORGE TOWN, June 21 ― Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ranked 14 in a list of the world's 50 best young universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the university announced today.

The university previously ranked 23rd in the “QS Top 50 under 50” listing.

Four Malaysian public universities made the listing; USM is one of the top three Malaysian universities listed.

USM vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Asma Ismail said in a statement issued today that this was the university’s best performance ever.

“We are just shy of a few spots from being in top 10 of the world's best young universities listing and I believe that this is a great achievement, manifesting the commitment made by the university staff, both academic and administration, as well as its alumni and stakeholders,” she said.

She added that this will place Malaysia on the map of world-class higher learning institutions.

She said USM has recorded numerous achievements in various fields this year.

“Recently, Dr Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah was named the World's Best Science Communicator at FameLab International 2018 Competition and five of our scientists were selected to represent Malaysia at the upcoming 68th Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 24 to 29 in Lindau, Germany,” she said.

She said this was proof that the university was on the right path in continuously improving its  academic performance.

“I believe Malaysia will become a much more dominant nation in higher education, beyond the rankings,” she added.

USM also went up in ranking in the QS World University Ranking 2019 (QS-WUR 2019) released in early June 2018.

USM went up 57 places to rank 207, up from number 264 in the previous year.

USM is among the top 21 per cent of 1,011 institutions ranked by QS from 1,233 institutions evaluated worldwide in the 2019 ranking list.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Malaysia's 14th General Elections (GE14)

A Malaysian citizen who is residing in any Election Constituency in Malaysia and has reached 21 years of age is eligible to register as a voter.
If you have registered as a voter in Malaysia and would like to check your polling place (Parliamentary & State Constituencies). 
You can do a quick check here:


I believe any individual who feels he/she is a TRUE Malaysian will vote. Every vote counts. It is our responsibility to go out and vote. Make sure your children, neighbours, friends and relatives who are eligible to cast their ballot.

On 6 April 2018, Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
announced the dissolution of parliament for a general election. This means that the battle for the 14th general election has officially begun. On 9 May 2018 which falls on a Wednesday, millions of Malaysians will come out to vote for a new government in the 14th General Election (GE14).

I beg all to vote for the best government that will lead us in the next 5 years to greater future. 
Please maintain peace and harmony before, during and after elections, regardless of the results. Nothing worth it if fellow Malaysians gets hurt. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Universal Viewer Zero Footprint Client!

Hi PACS users,

Please be informed that the new PACS system will Go Live on the 21st Feb 2018 at 00:00 AM. In order for you to use 
the new Zero Foot Print viewer, 
please follow below steps:

1. Launch internet browser. any browser, 

2. Key in URL Address,

3. Login with your usm Active Directory ID. 
You need to enter nfauriza only. no need to put 

4. Key in the current password 

You are now able to login to new Zero Foot Print viewer.

Please note the steps above only required for users with AD ID in domain 

Only Medical practitioners can log in to this application

If you still have any problems, please do not hesitate to email me


Nik Fauriza Nik Lah
PACS Administrator