PETALING JAYA: The first closed-door dialogue between Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and several housemen from Hospital Queen Elizabeth in Kota Kinabalu over workplace concerns has taken place.
Dr Dzulkefly met the housemen on Wednesday (Aug 1), along with medical officers, specialists and officers from the Sabah health department.
In a statement on Thursday (Aug 2), he said the meeting was in line with his stance to tackle the issue of the "toxic work culture" in hospitals nationwide.
"Many issues were raised. This is not limited to bullying at work, but also issues involving policies, restrictions in carrying out their duties as well as issues regarding planning and development of health facilities," he said.
He added that due to the good response to the closed-door meeting, more meetings would be held with other staff of the Health Ministry.
On Jul 23, Dr Dzulkefly said that he would organise closed-door dialogue sessions with junior doctors and housemen to discuss their workplace concerns, having previously said he sought to end the "toxic work culture" in the healthcare sector.