The Health Ministry today advised doctors to lodge a police report immediately if they feel they may have fallen victim to syndicates falsifying medical chits.
Deputy Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the doctors should do that to facilitate investigation, besides safeguarding their reputation.
He spoke to reporters after presenting tithes to 311 poor people at Masjid Al-Malik Khalid, Universiti Sains Malaysia, in George Town.
Dr Hilmi said that according to the police, the syndicates would obtain the original medical chits from any clinic or hospital and falsify them.
In the latest case yesterday, police arrested two people who were in the process of falsifying medical chits at a photocopying outlet in Subang Jaya, Selangor.
It was learnt that the falsified chits carried the actual names of several medical officers serving at hospitals or clinics and looked like the original.