Malaysia facing shortage of specialists, not doctors, says Khairy

Chan Kok Leong Mohd Farhan Darwis Ragananthini Vethasalam

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says, aside from an acute shortage of qualified staff, he needs funding from the Finance Ministry to train doctors to the required standards. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 15, 2021.

MALAYSIA is facing a shortage of specialists, not doctors, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told the Dewan Rakyat today.

“We are not facing a shortage of house officers but what we need now is specialists,” he said.

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