They agree that many students are reluctant to be posted at rural hospitals because they do not want to leave their comfort zones.
Dr Dzulkefly berkata kementerian juga akan beri perhatian serius terhadap isu kebajikan serta beban kerja kakitangan profesional perubatan.
Penang Institute analyst says the shortfall in housemanship placements will continue increasing if the government does not set a cap on the number of accredited medical programmes offered.
Medical graduate says having to take SPM BM could delay entry into housemanship by 2 years, that is half the time to obtain the medical degree itself.
Writer says Chinese Malaysians must stop making a big fuss over something that has long been incorporated into our social contract and accepted as the norm.
Health minister says cabinet made this decision after his briefing today.
Any medical graduate wanting to serve here must realise that they will be in a predominantly BM-speaking work environment, serving a large ratio of Malay patients.
UPM dean says thousands of medical graduates are looking for placement this year alone.
Mengikut arahan dikeluarkan, graduan perubatan perlu lulus BM peringkat SPM untuk diterima menganggotai jawatan tetap kerajaan.
Public Service Commission will not accept medical graduates' O-Level BM or Bahasa Kebangsaan A (BKA) qualifications for housemanship placements.
Kulasegaran berkata, Kementerian Kesihatan tidak berupaya untuk menyediakan penyelesaian jangka pendek dan jangka panjang yang berkesan untuk menyelesaikan masalah tersebut.
DAP vice-chairman takes health ministry’s deputy director-general to task for reportedly claiming local graduates only need wait for three months for housemanship posting.
An anonymous houseman says she had to wait 11 months before getting a job offer.
Unemployment is high among medical graduates because housemanship training is only provided by accredited government and university hospitals and places are scarce.
Health ministry says every year, 20% to 30% of medical graduates can't complete their housemanship in two years due to stress at the workplace.
With oversupply of medical graduates, only some doctors will qualify for permanent employment following 5 years of contract service, says health ministry official.
Health Minister S Subramaniam says there are too many medical students awaiting housemanship placement in government hospitals.
Deputy Health Minister cites the rising number of local and foreign graduates as among the major reasons for the delay.
Cautious welcome to 'stop-gap' government scheme for medical graduates to get jobs in public hospitals.
First 30-40 medical graduates to be posted to KL, Malacca and Lumut military hospitals
Health minister in welcoming the proposal says it will be discussed to see how it can be implemented soonest.
ATM chief says armed forces hospitals and medical centres are well equipped and are good training hospitals.
Minister of Health Dr S Subramaniam says they can work elsewhere as long as their jobs are "ethically right and not against the rules."
This can be a solution to the problem of medical graduates having to wait a long time to serve in hospitals and many dropping out, says Deputy Health DG (Medical) Dr S Jeyaindran.
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