Saturday, March 5, 2016

MOH to add more vacancies for grad doctors in hospitals

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is planning to add more vacancies for medical officers and specialist doctors to accommodate medical graduates to undergo housemanship at government hospitals. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said currently, there were many medical graduates who could not secure placement for housemanship due to insufficient vacancies. He said the creation of more posts at government hospitals was in line with the 11th Malaysia Plan to have a 1:400 doctor to population ratio by 2020, with the healthcare system improved through various strategies. "We are currently discussing with the Public Service Department (JPA) to add more vacancies in government hospitals, and the result of the meeting will be made public once everything is finalised," he told reporters today. He said currently, the doctor to population ratio in Malaysia stood at 1:600 and the government needed to create more positions for doctors to achieve the targetted ratio of 1:400. – Bernama, March 5, 2016.]]>

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