MOH preparing projection on medical officers for permanent appointment – Khairy

MOH preparing projection on medical officers for permanent appointment – Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry (MOH) is in the process of preparing a projection on the number of medical officers that need to be appointed on a permanent basis.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the projection would be submitted to the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Finance Ministry.

“I’m not sure if we can absorb all of them who are under contract for the permanent post, but we start with the projection on the needs first…I’m sure with that projection, we can work on how we can absorb them into permanent service,” he said.

He was responding to a supplementary question from Datuk Seri Azizah Mohd Dun (Bersatu-Beaufort) during the Minister’s Question Time. Azizah wanted to know the financial implications if the government were to appoint all contract doctors to permanent posts.

Khairy said since the end of 2016, more than 24,000 graduate training medical officers had been appointed on a contract basis, but only about 1,000 of them were offered permanent posts. – Bernama