MEDAN: Malaysians studying abroad should keep abreast of current issues in the country so that they can correct misconceptions.
Malaysian Education Attaché in Indonesia, Mohamad Hidayat Mohamad Sauffi, said medical students should know about current issues relevant to their field.
“Although they are potential medical practitioners, as Malaysian students, they should keep abreast of issues and events at home so that when they go back, they will be able to explain anything related to the matter,” he said.
Mohamad Hidayat was speaking at a medical convention organised by the Malaysian Students National Association in Indonesia here.
Attended by over 100 medical and dentistry students from various Sumatran universities, it was launched by Malaysian Consul-General in Medan Amizal Fadzli Rajalim.
Mohamad Hidayat said only by gathering knowledge and understanding current issues could students help resolve problems.
“There is also confusion over matters like the use of vaccines for Muslims, which has to be addressed by medical experts,” he added.
Panel members at the convention included Health Ministry’s Family Health Development Division deputy director Dr Faridah Abu Bakar, Malaysian Medical Council’s representative Datuk Dr Azmi Shapie and Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital paediatrician Dr Mohamad Zuraizi Jaafar. — Bernama
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