Ministry acts to prevent burnout among healthcare workers

The Ministry of Health has rolled out several initiatives to tackle the issue of extreme stress among healthcare workers and front-liners during the Covid-19 pandemic. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 27, 2021.

HEALTHCARE workers involved in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic will be given unrecorded leave with the approval of the respective heads of department so as to avoid symptoms of extreme stress or burnout, said director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said in a statement today that mental health screening will also be conducted on healthcare workers and front-liners from time to time to identify those who show signs of early onset of pressure, anxiety and depression.

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