Hilmi: Govt plans to have only women doctors delivering babies

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  • Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016

PETALING JAYA: A lack of women doctors in the obstetrics and gynaecology field is the only reason that the government has not mandated that only women doctors can deliver babies at public hospitals, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya (pic).

Dr Hilmi said the government planned to make it procedure that only women doctors can deliver babies in hospitals.

"The government does have ample women doctors but not many women doctors are interested in this field.

"We have to wait for more doctors that are trained in this field," he said after handing out hampers and duit raya to 50 patients at the Balik Pulau Hospital.

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