Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More Private Docs for Gov Hospitals.

Not especially a nice sounding news when H1N1 is raging everywhere. The health ministry is looking to hire private doctors in government hospital as apparently they are experiencing shortage.

The Star newspaper quoted Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican as saying that the ministry would ensure private doctors were given deserving salaries and promised that their admission into public hospitals would take as fast as two weeks.

“The private doctors can work based on contract or sessions. They can work two weeks in a private hospital and spend the rest of the month in a government hospital. It would be like putting one leg in the public hospital and the other in a private hospital,” he said.

He added that the ministry had started advertising since last week to rope in more private medical practitioners.