Malaysiakini Special Report

Dzulkefly promises an end to overworked healthcare providers

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published on  |  Modified on

INTERVIEW | The welfare of public health providers – from doctors to nurses, administrators and ambulance drivers – will be cared for, promises Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Dzulkefly said that while he has not personally come across doctors working monstrous 30-plus-hour shifts, he would still look into the matter.

“From day one, if it pertains to the welfare of health professionals, I vouched they will be given a dignified life.

"(If they work more than their on-call hours) they could be prone to error and cause stress to patients walking in.

“There are rules and regulations governing health professionals, so we must ensure that they do not reach a breaking point, as they will lose the ability to perform," Dzulkefly told Malaysiakini in an interview...

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