malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 11:00 am

Health Ministry recruits 8,302 contract healthcare workers to combat Covid-19, says its minister

Health Ministry recruits 8,302 contract healthcare workers to combat Covid-19, says its minister
PUTRAJAYA, May 4 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has obtained approval from the Ministry of Finance to recruit 8,302 contract healthcare workers, through an initiative to optimise the use of human resources to address the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba,...

PUTRAJAYA, May 4 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has obtained approval from the Ministry of Finance to recruit 8,302 contract healthcare workers, through an initiative to optimise the use of human resources to address the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, said that the contract healthcare workers hired as of April included 82 science officers; 4,472 nurses; 2,249 assistant medical officers; 666 medical laboratory technologists; 340 assistant environmental officers and 293 diagnostic X-Ray technicians.Based on the current situation of Covid-19 infection in several states, MOH has implemented internal mobilisation of healthcare workers, involving various service schemes such as clinical physicians, public health physicians, medical officers, science officers, assistant medical officers and nurses.He said that a total of 648 healthcare workers were mobilised to Sarawak, while another 366 were sent to Kelantan from April 26.

A total of 306 members of the implementing group, including assistant administrative officers, administrative assistants (Clerical/Operations), administrative assistants (Finance), customer service officers and drivers, were mobilised to assist the state health departments and district health offices.“The recruitment includes the Ministry of Finance’s approval to extend the services of 200 counsellors, who provide counselling services and mental health support to clients at health clinics nationwide,” he said in a statement today.

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