Materia Medica Malaysiana

July 21, 2008

Shortage of 1,800 specialists in government hospitals

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 6:31 pm

NST: MUAR: There is a shortage of l,800 specialists in government hospitals in the country.
Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said currently government hospitals have to operate with only 50 per cent of the specialists strength.
He said the Ministry needed 3,600 specialists to serve in government hospitals but at present only l,800 specialists are employed.
“The Health Ministry is concerned over the shortage. It is finding ways to encourage more Malaysian specialists working overseas to return to work in the hospitals,” Liow told reporters after opening the MCA Taman Bintang Emas branch at Bukit Pasir here last night.

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