Dim career prospects force doctors overseas

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Medical workers lay down tools amid a pandemic emergency, at Selayang Hospital, Selangor, on July 26, 2021. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 25, 2021.

MORE and more junior doctors are choosing to emigrate overseas for better career prospects after failing to find permanent employment in Malaysia due to the government contract system.

The doctors, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Malaysian Insight they were also looking for better work-life balance. Many complained about working long shifts that lasted up to 36 hours with no time for breaks.

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