KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — Two Sarawakian senior doctors, whose contracts at Sibu Hospital were not renewed, said they scored 89 per cent and 88 per cent respectively in their performance evaluations.
Dr Wong Woan Hui, a contract medical officer at the public hospital’s obstetrics & gynaecology (O&G) department, scored 89 per cent, while Dr Bong Ing Hui, a contract medical officer with the paediatric department, scored 88 per cent in their SKT (Sasaran Kerja Tahunan).
“We are hopeful that our contracts will either be renewed for at least five years or we will be made permanent staff of the Ministry of Health,” Dr Wong and Dr Bong said in a joint statement.
Both young women had also passed part of their postgraduate courses in O&G and paediatrics respectively, but are unable to continue their specialist training without working in a public hospital for another two years.
They were informed by the Health Ministry last November, along with two other contract medical officers from Johor and Pahang, that their contracts would not be renewed, after completing their two-year compulsory service with the government since 2017.
SUPP, a Gabungan Parti Sarawak ruling coalition party, said yesterday that another six medical and dental officers from Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan, and Selangor had complained to them about failing to get contract renewals or permanent positions in the public sector.