Malaysia still in need of over 5,000 dentists, says Subra

  • Nation
  • Monday, 07 Oct 2013

The current ratio is one dentist to 6,436 residents. - Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is still in need of more than 5,000 dentists in order to achieve the desired ratio.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said currently the country has 4,558 dentists and of that figure 58% of them were serving at government hospitals and clinics.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Honey collector dies after falling from tree in Gua Musang
Over RM2.3mil allocated to repair Kedah prisons, parole offices
Rodzi Md Saad appointed new Mampu DG
State polls: Only a few things left to sort out, says Chow on Penang seat talks
Police seeking two witnesses in Kajang murder trial
Batang Kali landslide: Works Ministry finalising Cabinet report, says Nik Nazmi
Bersatu makes another bid to challenge MACC's seizure of bank accounts
Phase 1 of Penang LRT will now stretch from airport to Tanjung Bungah
Health White Paper to be presented to Cabinet on June 2 before tabling in Dewan Rakyat
Singaporean claims trial to hitting, injuring Melaka tahfiz students

Others Also Read