A call to improve the well-being and welfare of junior doctors in Malaysia

EXISTING inequalities in remuneration, benefits, job security and access to career progression opportunities has led to a well-being and welfare crisis that disproportionately affects contract doctors, leading to record numbers of Malaysian doctors leaving public service, and creating nationwide rota gaps that the remaining doctors – both those on contract and those in permanent positions – are struggling to fill.

Left unchecked, increases in service pressures secondary to this exodus will exact a severe well-being toll on the doctors that remain in public service.

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