Health Ministry introduces medicine labels with Braille for visually impaired

An example of the visually impaired-friendly medicine labels. Photo credit: Ministry of Health Malaysia Facebook

KUCHING, Jan 7: The Ministry of Health (MOH) today introduced the Visually Impaired Friendly Drug Label initiative with Braille to assist visually impaired patients in taking medicine.

According to MOH on its Facebook, the label will explain the method of taking or the dose of medicine (for example, two pills, three times a day) and the indication of the treatment that explains the use of the medicine (for example, fever, cough or flu).

“A total of 250 selected health facilities will implement this initiative that will benefit 55,000 visually impaired people across the country,” it said.

The ministry added Malaysia is one of the first countries in the Asian region to implement this initiative nationwide. — DayakDaily