Leave for health workers in Sabah frozen

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

PETALING JAYA: The last time Sabah-based dentist Madeliene See saw her family back home in Selangor was in January during Chinese New Year.

The Keningau-based healthcare worker has postponed her return to Peninsular Malaysia, following a spike in Covid-19 cases in Sabah in recent weeks.

“I flew back during CNY, not once after. Honestly, I’ve started feeling depressed since last week,” she said.

Her fellow medical colleagues foresee the situation worsening in Sabah following the recent election, she said.

“I also volunteered during the Sabah election as a medical officer.

“Luckily nobody was found to be symptomatic in Keningau. But I can’t imagine what the situation is like for medical frontliners in Tawau,” she said.

See said many healthcare workers in Sabah received news today that their leave has been frozen until further notice.

“Transfer to the peninsular for all Sabah healthcare workers are postponed too,” she said.

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