The Minister of Health is Dr. Zaliha Mustafa will meet with health workers to hear what they have to say about overwork and incapacity.
He will also meet the heads of health departments and state hospitals at the end of this month to know their real situation. hospitals and the state health department to pay attention to the problems (facing the public health system),” he told the Dewan Rakyat today. Zaliha answers another question from Dr. Kelvin Yii (PH-Bandar Kuching) and whether the ministry will meet with health workers to gain insight into the problems they face.
He also said that the company would like to hire medical personnel to overcome the shortage of personnel in public health facilities, but there is no money to do so. An investigation by the health portal CodeBlue recently revealed that health workers complained of being overworked and not being paid.
They also complained that the public health sector was understaffed, burdened with many performance indicators and was not adequately compensated for the heavy workload.
Yesterday, the Malaysian Medical Association also said that healthcare workers have reached their limits, adding that the issues faced have “been around for years and with little or no change”.