PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia still lacks obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) specialists, with only 667 specialists currently serving at Health Ministry (MOH) facilities, said Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni (pic).
He said that various efforts are being implemented by the Health Ministry in producing O&G specialists, to meet the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ratio standard of 23.7 per 100,000 women, as well as covering gaps in O&G in the Ministry's hospitals nationwide.
The Health Ministry is working to produce 155 O&G specialists every year, including through the recruitment of O&G Masters students, he said.
"Our target is to have at least 1,000 O&G specialists at Health Ministry facilities by 2030,” he said to the media, after officiating the 1st National O&G Health Ministry Congress on Friday (May 19).
The three-day congress is being held from Friday (May 19) until May 21. - Bernama