In 2021, PKR's Dr Zaliha Mustafa supported contract doctors' CodeBlackMY campaign and spoke passionately on medical brain drain, 5-day ED waits, and to "fight" for a bigger budget to retain doctors. Over a year later, she was appointed health minister.
I dream of the day when our health care system is optimally staffed at all levels and properly equipped. The day when staff nurses and AMOs are not forced to cover gruelling double 8-hour shifts every other day, because there is simply not enough manpower.
The workplace conditions are ridiculously inhumane. My colleagues and I are working past the point of sanity to treat our patients to the best of our abilities, but the government has time and again failed to support us in this endeavour.