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Hospitals urged to report any shortage of manpower
Jun 08, 2022
The Health Minister has urged hospitals to inform the ministry of any shortage of medical officers, to prevent doctors from being overworked.
Khairy Jamaluddin says hospital directors and department heads must not keep silent over the matter, to enable the relevant authorities to take action.
As such, he says the ministry will look into the matter and take necessary action to resolve the issue.
He was responding to a viral complaint by a medical officer, who claimed his wife was forced to undertake on-call duty alone at a hospital in Perak, due to a lack of manpower.
Penang: Keep your premises clean to tackle HFMD
Childcare centre, kindergarten, and preschool operators in Penang have been reminded to keep their premises clean.
State authorities say it's because of a rise in hand, foot, and mouth disease cases.
They also encourage operators to conduct screenings at their entrances, to ensure only asymptomatic children are allowed to enter the premises.
More than 4k HFMD cases in Kedah
Kedah has reported over 4,000 cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease so far this year.
Authorities say this is a record jump of nearly 430%, compared to the same period in 2019 – before the COVID-19 pandemic.
They add that none of the patients require intensive treatment.
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