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September 16, 2007

Council hopes NS camps will get medics by December

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 11:24 am

Star: KUALA LUMPUR: The National Service Training Council hopes that the hiring of medical assistants and nurses for NS camps will be done by December, its chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said.
He said this would enable each camp to have three medical assistants and two nurses for next year’s first training session.
“I have met with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to help ensure that the positions are filled and that the best people are placed for the jobs,” Lee said.
He was speaking to reporters after handing over 300 sets of chairs and tables worth RM22,500 for SKJ(C) On Pong in Ampang near here by the SP Setia Foundation on Friday.
In April, the Government announced that three medical assistants and two nurses would be placed in every NS camp. This would require 249 new medical assistant and 166 new nurse posts to be created and filled. The RM20mil allocation for the NS programme would be used for the purpose.
Lee said he had met Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Najib Tun Razak over the matter and he had said that he was looking forward to the implementation of the new system.
“At the moment, the armed forces paramedic team attends to the trainees but we hope that after the medical assistants and nurses are hired, the team can be sent back to the Defence Ministry,” he said.

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