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Khairy reiterates promise to let contract doctors apply for Masters scholarship

PARLIAMENT | Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has reiterated the government’s promise to allow contract medical officers (MO) to apply for the Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan (HLP), which is a full scholarship from the Health Ministry for doctors to pursue specialisation programmes in public universities while working.

Previously, contract MOs were only allowed to request further training through the parallel pathway programme, while the HLP was reserved for permanent MOs, he said.

“Among the solutions (the contract doctors) are waiting for is the opportunity to get HLP sponsorship so that they...

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