Two trainee doctor bullying cases reported in Sarawak have been resolved

Tiang giving his reply during the questions and answers session in DUN Sitting today (Nov 25, 2022).

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, Nov 25: Two bullying cases involving housemen and junior doctors in hospitals in Sarawak were reported ever since the Independent Healthcare Work Culture Improvement Taskforce was set up by the Federal Ministry of Health (MOH) on Aug 17 this year.

Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Michael Tiang informed that both cases had been investigated and resolved.

“To prevent the occurrence of this issue, the Department has taken steps to conduct regular meetings for house officers with the hospital directors.

“This provides opportunities for the house officers to channel their concerns to SCHOMOS (Section Concerning House Officers, Medical Officers and Specialists) and Malaysian Medical Association (MMA),” he told the august House in responding to a question from Dato Ibrahim Baki (PBB-Satok) today.

Tiang added that the counselling and psychiatry departments also actively provide mental support for all healthcare workers.

Apart from the existing preventive measures, he said the MOH had launched a new online workplace bullying complaint channel called MyHelp, in October 2022.

“This is an additional channel allowing complaints to report workplace bullying directly to the Integrity Unit of the MOH,” he said. — DayakDaily