Bullying a norm in govt hospitals, say junior doctors


Elill Easwaran Raevathi Supramaniam

The death of a junior doctor who fell from a building has brought up the possibility of him having committed suicide over being bullied and abused by senior doctors as a houseman. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 6, 2022.

THE recent death of a houseman attached to Penang Hospital has brought the issue of bullying among junior doctors in government service to the fore. 

The Malaysian Insight spoke to junior doctors to find out if these claims are true, and those interviewed said it is a norm for juniors to be bullied by their seniors, be it about their work, race or gender. 


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