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Health Ministry Frontliners Finally Getting Time Off After Working 5 Months Straight

Health Ministry Frontliners Finally Getting Time Off After Working 5 Months Straight

Tasneem Nazari

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The Health Ministry’s medical frontline staff will finally be given some time off in the next few weeks after working tirelessly for the last five months battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the frontline staff will also be offered counselling services to prevent them from burning out from the difficult tasks and long hours they’ve faced.

Ministry of Health (MOH) frontliners have been working non-stop day and night for the last five months, they can barely even differentiate between weekday or weekend.

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah via Harian Metro (Translated from BM)

He added that their sacrifice would not go unnoticed, saying that their hard work has paid off in terms of the reduced number of new cases and patients in the Covid-19 wards and Intensive Care Units (ICU).

He explained that his ministry will be using the next few weeks to give the frontline staff some time off in stages, sharing that this is also to prepare them in case an increase in cases occurs.

According to a report by Malaysiakini, Dr Noor Hisham also mentioned that the Health Ministry plans to re-strategise its Covid-19 approach.


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