In 2016 in the 2017 budget, DS Najib announced to bring in young doctors on a contract basis for those who failed to work in any private hospital.
Nearly 2,600 doctors who previously could not get housemanship placements at any hospital, can undergo housemanship on a contract basis.
At that time, the government was constrained by full permanent doctor posts, which is why in the same budget Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said that RM4.5 billion was also allocated for the operation of 340 1Malaysia Clinics, 11 1Malaysia Mobile Clinics, 959 Health Clinics and more than 1,800 Rural Clinics. there is.
While in the 2016 DSN budget, among the projects that will be implemented are:
First: Build 5 new hospitals in Pasir Gudang, Kemaman, Pendang, Maran and in Cyberjaya;
Second: Commenced operations of the Kuala Lumpur Women and Children’s Hospital, valued at 848 million ringgit in October 2016;
Third: Kajang Hospital Redevelopment Project;
Fourth: 260 million ringgit to build and upgrade rural clinics, health clinics and dental clinics, as well as quarters throughout the country;
Fifth: 52 million ringgit for the operation of 328 existing 1Malaysia clinics, and the opening of 33 new 1Malaysia clinics;
With the completion of all these facilities, contract doctors can be absorbed into full positions within 2 years due to the increased opportunities for permanent positions.
But the problem is when PH took over the government, what happened to PH was to close 34 1Malaysia Clinics or its new name Community Clinics due to cost ineffectiveness.
Then PH closed the Mawar Hospital Hemodialysis Center in Seremban which made it difficult for patients to continue to seek the treatment.
Then PH sold Prince Court Medical Center (PCMC) in Kuala Lumpur for RM1.02 billion in cash. That is, PCMC is strategically owned by Khazanah in 2018, to build the health services sector in Malaysia and to promote Kuala Lumpur as a destination of choice for quality health services in the region.
Then Guan Eng PH sold All private hospitals under IHH Berhad were sold to Japan.
That’s not the story of various projects that were canceled out of revenge to bring down DSN.
If all Government -owned hospital facilities and assets are sold to other parties, how can the government afford to provide permanent positions to new doctors?
That’s why when Covid19 hit the government there was a shortage of beds and staff of doctors because most of the hospital and clinic assets were sold or closed by PHs and PNs originating from PH.
Not to mention the falling economy and the country’s financial constraints from the PH era to PN it became very impossible for the government to fund new permanent doctors.
That is the difference between DS Najib’s long -term plan not only to provide new employment opportunities for specialist doctors to return to work in Malaysia but also to guarantee the people’s ability to take care of the people’s health, especially when the C19 epidemic comes.
Now in parliament today, PH and PN are accusing each other of failing to hire a contract doctor to be converted to a permanent position. Even though they are the cause of this happening because they really want to abolish GST.
The hands that voted to reject DS Najib GST now can understand what the impact is like believing in slander completely? When I said the hands that voted against DS Najib included 80% of the doctors and nurses of the hospital at that time.