Empowering allied health care workers across the entire spectrum by providing them with continuous, relevant, contextual, and updated information on how they can provide better care will translate to better patient outcomes.
Bersatu youth wing Armada urges Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa to extend the contracts of allied health workers. "Jangan menganaktirikan mereka." A petition demanding contract extensions for four allied health professions has over 10,000 signatures.
A petition for contract extensions and permanent positions by a new group, Hartal Contract Allied Health Care Workers – representing four allied health professions in the public sector (PPP, JTMP, PPKP, and radiographers) – receives over 10,000 signatures.
“Picture this: Friends of mine in the UK becoming Band 7 and doing specialisations in less than 10 years of working in the NHS, while in Malaysia, some friends have been working for more than 10 years but are still a U41. Sad but true.”
Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura Muhammad reveals that a severe shortage of medical assistants (PPPs) has led to the closure of the screening zone in Kepala Batas Hospital's ED; there are no PPPs in the asthma bay/ Covid zone, and only one PPP in the Red Zone.
Penolong pegawai kesihatan persekitaran (PPKP)/ inspektor kesihatan (IK) kontrak bukan tajaan ini patut diberi hak sama rata seperti PPKP/ IK tajaan KKM. Kami penguatkuasa kesihatan memberi sumbangan kewangan dengan mengeluarkan jumlah kompaun yang banyak.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii says the Health Minister and Deputy Health Minister will likely hold a town hall with allied health workers this month in March. Dr Yii also supports "reasonable" remuneration for allied health care professionals.
Contract allied health workers, like medical lab technologists, radiographers, health inspectors, PPKs and PPPs — angry at being sidelined in a “caste” system — criticise Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa’s town hall as it was held exclusively with doctors.