Health ministry calls for medical volunteers to reduce staff shortage
KUALA LUMPUR: More doctors are urged to offer their services and help contain the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.
Director General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture), in a Facebook post, said volunteers were needed to ease the burden on Department of Health (MOH) staff nationwide.
The Department of Health needs volunteers, including doctors and medical assistants, dentists, nurses, environmental health officers and assistant environmental health officers as well as medical laboratory technologists, he said. declared.
Dr Noor Hisham said those concerned, between the ages of 18 and 60, should be physically and mentally healthy and fit, not pregnant, and have obtained permission from their respective employers for those who are working.
“Another condition is that the applicant is not part of the workforce of the Ministry of Health, that he is willing to work in any given location and that he has not been in contact close with a case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days. “
He also stressed that the Ministry of Health would not provide transport, accommodation, food or allowances for volunteers.