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Health ministry calls for volunteers to help battle Covid-19

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says volunteers are needed to ease the burden of ministry healthcare personnel nationwide.

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The health ministry has issued a call for volunteers, including medical officers and medical assistant officers. Photo: Bernama
The health ministry has issued a call for volunteers, including medical officers and medical assistant officers. Photo: Bernama

The health ministry has called for more medical personnel to volunteer their services to help contain the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a Facebook post, said volunteers are needed to ease the burden of ministry healthcare personnel nationwide.

The ministry requires volunteers, including medical officers and medical assistant officers, dental officers, nurses, environmental health officers and assistant environmental health officers as well as medical laboratory technologists, he said.

Noor Hisham said interested individuals between 18 and 60 years of age must be physically and mentally healthy and fit, and not pregnant. Those who are working must also obtain permission from their employers.

“Another condition is that the applicant is not part of the ministry workforce, willing to work at any given location, and has not been in close contact with a Covid-19 case in the last 14 days.”

He added that the ministry would not provide transportation, accommodation, food or allowances for volunteers.

Those interested can fill in a form at https://forms.gle/ktiuH2mjRePBCZLm9. Further inquiries can be submitted via email at [email protected]