Dzulkefly states public hospitals only capable of absorbing 3,400 grads yearly for training programme.
LETTER | This has been an ongoing problem faced by myself and my fellow doctors for at least 20 years.
Malacca PKR leader alleges approval of new medical courses in the country controlled for profit by certain quarters.
LETTER | Health care in Malaysia is not 'sick' but is, in fact, vibrant, healthy and affordable.
COMMENT | A survey of doctors suggests that workplace bullying and harassment of junior doctors is extensive.
Pharmacists say they have heard nothing about the proposed bill since last year.
This is aimed at solving glut of medical grads and nurses who cannot find placement in public hospitals.
A group of medical experts urge Sultan Ibrahim to raise awareness on the dangers of unsupervised homebirths.
Health Minister says decreasing number of specialists due to public-private income disparity.
'If they fail (this November), they will keep on taking (BM paper) until they pass.'
Policy experts propose something similar to Toefl or Ielts, instead of a Bahasa Malaysia exam pass.
Health minister and minister in charge of the Public Services Department have to explain, DPM Zahid says.
COMMENT | 1MDB is a thumbs-up to its base version of a kleptocracy.
This poem is in response to the letter ‘Malaysian Medical Council should make a stand’ and it is dedicated to all those who have been standing up for the General Practitioners in the country all this while.
The Medical Practitioners Coalition Association of Malaysia (MPCAM) has been receiving complaints from doctors regularly through our online portal which has more than 10,000 doctors as members, regarding managed care organisations (MCOs) and third party administrators (TPAs) responsible in handling the payments of consumers’ health bills from corporate bodies - where these corporate bodies have appointed MCOs and TPAs to manage the health benefits of their employees.
These are the humble personal opinions of a fellow Medical Officer.
We suspect the housemen imbroglio has been a sizzling hot topic of conversation in the many coffee rooms or chat groups of doctors. We can attest that the exchanges in our doctors’ WhatsApp group has been very volatile, even diametrically opposite but undoubtedly soul-searching.
Newly hired doctors, pharmacists, and dentists will be given permanent positions based on merit, says report.
The purpose of this letter is to address the shortcomings of a statement made by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak under Budget 2017 that was announced on Oct 21 - “To appoint the first group of doctors, dentists and pharmacists on contract latest by December 2016 due to constraints in permanent post. In other words, nearly 2,600 doctors without housemanship will now serve on contract”.
The 2017 Budget has brought some good news for the housemen who are waiting for their intake into hospital. The prime minister has announced that housemen will be taken in on a contract for two years, and another two years contract for medical officers (MOs). This is definitely good news for those who had been waiting for a long period.
We refer to the statement from the Higher Education Minister, Idris Jusoh, that placed the blame of the oversupply of doctors on the foreign medical students.
The recent Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) audit has caused concern not only with the medical doctors, it involves also the private hospital as well as professionals such as auditors and tax agents. Does it mean no more Sdn Bhd or what?
The year 2016 saw the revamp of the business practice of medical profession. There are news spreading that the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has issued a letter to the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) sometime this month giving directions to advise medical doctors to file their taxes under sole proprietorship.