Dilemma ends for 10 Sarawak doctors as MoH extends contracts

Chong Chieng Jen

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KUCHING, Jan 23: The 10 medical officers in Sarawak, whose contracts were prematurely terminated, have their contracts extended by the Health Ministry.

All the Sarawakian doctors were serving in hospitals and clinics in Selangor, Sibu Jaya, Sabak Bernam, Sandakan, Sungai Buloh and Labuan respectively.

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen said issues relating to termination of the contracts of the 10 medical officers in Sarawak has been resolved by the ministry.

“The Ministry of Health has made the decision today to extend the contracts of all the affected medical officers. Earlier, I brought the matter up with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who has subsequently discussed with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad,” Chong said in a statement.

He thanked the media for highlighting the matter, which concerns the interest of Sarawakians.

Chong asserted that PH government takes the issue seriously and will do their best to resolve issues concerning the people as promptly as possible.

It was reported on Jan 18 and Jan 22 that the contract of 10 medical officers, including two United Kingdom-trained who were attached to the Sibu General Hospital, were terminated without valid reasons.

Their plight was highlighted by the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Dudong chairman Wong Ching Yong last week. — DayakDaily