Nearly 7,000 medical officers, specialists quit health ministry since 2018
More than 1,600 pharmacy officers also left their jobs during the same period.
Specialist training slots increased to 1,500 beginning this year
Training slots under the Parallel Pathway specialist programme have likewise been increased to 600 per year.
PrEP meds not to encourage unnatural sex, says deputy health minister
Lukanisman Awang Suani says the medication is a step towards reducing the spread of HIV.
Govt aiming to make MySejahtera a 'public health super app'
Other plans include using the data on the application plus information from the health ministry to identify those eligible for the Madani Medical Scheme initiative announced in Budget 2023.
Over 3,000 contract doctors resigned since 2017, says health minister
The bulk of them – over 1,300 – resigned in 2022.
White paper on Covid jabs not to find fault, says health minister
Dr Zaliha Mustafa says it is to improve the process for the future.
RM13 million losses as only 28 of 136 ventilators procured could be used, audit report shows
The remaining 108 units, supplied by a company only referred to as 260790-T, could not be used because they were unsuitable and unsafe for patients.
Health ministry's ambulance service below KPI, audit report says
The health ministry's KPI achievement is 31.5% to 41.8% compared to the target of 50%, while the civil defence force KPI stands at 86.5% compared to the target of 100%.
Health ministry advised to enhance security for MySejahtera, MyVAS apps
The auditor-general's most recent report lists examples of weaknesses including 1.12 million cyber-attack attempts on MySejahtera from Oct 27, 2021.
Recruitment of doctors doesn't depend on health ministry alone, says minister
Dr Zaliha Mustafa says discussions must be held with other government agencies as well.
White paper on procurement of Covid jabs to be tabled in Parliament, says Anwar
The prime minister says that the procurement was made by the health minister at the time without the agreement of the attorney-general.
Health ministry says looking for ways to revive healthcare system
Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa says that a targeted approach is being planned.