Unfit doctors must not be allowed to practise


  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016

I REFER to the report “Unfit to be doctors” (Sunday Star, March 20).

It is a matter of grave concern and the authorities must deal firmly with those medical graduates who did not even have the basic science qualifications to study medicine.

The universities that accepted them to do medicine most probably would be those with doubtful reputation. If these medical graduates become doctors, their services and skills may not be up to standard and they can cause harm to their patients.

When the authorities refuse to allow these medical graduates to do housemanship, it will deter other parents from allowing or sending their children without basic science qualifications to study medicine in such universities.

One of my relatives who received his PhD recently failed to get a job as an assistant lecturer in a public university in Kuching because he did not have a credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM.

The authorities can impose a condition that all medical graduates applying for housemanship must have passed with credits in their science subjects.

THOMAS FOO

Subang Jaya

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