Khairy gives assurance on 'better interim solution' to contract doctors issue


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Khairy Jamaluddin has given an assurance to find a better interim solution to issues facing health officers serving the government on contract.

The Health Minister gave this commitment at a discussion held online with the Contract Doctors Hartal Movement secretariat on Tuesday (Sept 21) afternoon.

"Several matters were raised, including the method of assessing performance for permanent positions, opportunities for further studies and the future of their profession,” he said on his Facebook page.

Early last July, a group of contract doctors with the Health Ministry launched the #HartalDoktorKontrak movement to express their dissatisfaction regarding the lack of permanent posts for the estimated 23,000 contract health officers throughout the country.

Following that, the government announced that contract medical, dental and pharmaceutical officers would be given a two-year contract after they have completed their compulsory service to ensure continuity in service and as preparation for them to take up specialist studies. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Cops arrest jobless man for allegedly breaking mother's wrist
Wild elephants spotted roaming through Johor town
Report: Nur Sajat alleges molest by enforcement officers during January 2021 arrest
SOP breach: Neelofa, husband send representation to AGC
Sarawak CM to address media on Friday (Oct 22) regarding dissolution of state assembly
Sarawak legislative assembly likely to be dissolved during PM visit, claims source
A wise Ruler needs no additional power, says Sultan Nazrin
Beauties lend helping hand to Sabah flood victims
Elephant sanctuary in Kota Tinggi set to welcome visitors in 2025
Floods: Over 1,000 people in five states evacuated to relief centres

Others Also Read


Vouchers