KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The government has extended by six months the contracts of government doctors, pharmacists, and dentists whose service ended late last year or is due for termination this year.
Health Minister Dr Adham Baba announced that the contract renewals were for 1,139 pharmacy officers on the UF41 civil service grade, 852 UG41 dental officers, and 79 UD41 medical officers.
“For the sake of the people, the government has approved the extension of the contract of service of medical officers, dental officers, and pharmacy officers at the Ministry of Health (MOH) for another six months,” Dr Adham said in a statement today.
“This move is very appropriate and in line with the government and MOH’s objective of handling and breaking the Covid-19 chain of transmission.”
Over 8,000 people have petitioned the government to renew the contracts of some 3,500 pharmacists due for terminations this year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Sarawak’s SUPP recently urged the government to renew the contracts of three Sarawakian senior medical officers from Sibu Hospital, after they completed their two-year compulsory service last November and this month.