KOTA KINABALU: An anesthesiology and critical care postgraduate specialist programme and other clinical programmes are being developed by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through its Medical and Science Health Faculty.
The school’s Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department head Datuk Dr D Kamarudin D Mudin (pic) said this was in line with the Hospital UMS’ role to complement the government healthcare system and services in Sabah.
“These programmes are expected to boost the medical clinical academic ecosystem, not only in Sabah, but the country and this region,” he said in a statement on Friday (Aug 26).
Dr Kamarudin earlier attended a session on the field with the Health Ministry on the potential and collaboration opportunities between UMS and the ministry.
He added that there was a critical need for these local specialists in Sabah as they would serve to strengthen and improve the human capital development and quality of services to the healthcare system in the state.
“With Indonesia’s capital city being relocated from Jakarta to Kalimantan, the shift of population is expected to also follow suit sooner than expected.
“This is also another reason why we need a better and more efficient healthcare system to cater to the growing demands in this region,” he said.