Strike will tarnish image of doctors

ACCORDING to media reports, a group of 8,000 contract doctors currently serving with the Health Ministry have threatened mass resignations and a nationwide “strike” next month. An account known as “Mogok Doktor Malaysia” (Malaysian Doctors on Strike) has since emerged on social media.

The group’s demands include the absorption of all contract medical officers (MO) into permanent positions without any conditions or interviews; increment in basic salary and on-call rate; and resolution of the shortage of specialists, MO and house officers.

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