Health Ministry extends contracts of health workers which end this year

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has confirmed the extension of the contracts of health workers which end this year.

Its secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohd Shafiq Abdullah stated the Public Service Commission had on Jan 26 and 28, agreed to approve the renewal of contracts of 1,243 Grade U29 Assistant Medical Officers involving graduates of the Health Ministry coaching institutes whose contracts ended on Feb 2.

“The notification on the extension of these contracts has already been made to the heads of division.

“Offers of contract extension for different cohorts whose contracts expire in 2022 will likely be made in phases as quickly because the Health Ministry’s approval is accepted by the central company and the Public Service Commission,” he stated in an announcement on Thursday (Feb 3).

Mohd Shafiq stated the extension of contracts was made taking into consideration the nation’s shift from the pandemic to the endemic part and the efforts taken to revive the backlogged providers as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

Referring to an article printed by Utusan Malaysia on Feb 2 titled, ‘It’s the flip of the Assistant Medical Officers to strike tomorrow?’, he stated that the Health Ministry valued the essential function of the Assistant Medical Officers in being along with the opposite frontliners, particularly in tackling the pandemic. – Bernama



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