KLANG: The Cabinet will discuss the appeal by contract doctors to be appointed to permanent positions in the civil service, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
He said the issue had to be discussed thoroughly as it would involve a cost of more than RM2 billion to the government.
“There are appeals from contract doctors, so the proposal paper by the ministry of health will be brought to the Cabinet meeting, he told reporters after visiting Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) here today.
“To fulfil the demand will involve a high cost of more than RM2 billion and in the current situation, there are a few limitations. So, we will see how we can overcome the situation.”
Health minister Dr Adham Baba had been reported as advising the contract doctors to be patient as the matter would be discussed by the Cabinet.