Junior doctors also allege they were threatened to have their contracts terminated if they made this issue viral.
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Medical workers at Sungai Buloh Hospital have revealed that they have not received various allowances since March, when the nation went into lockdown and hospitals went into overdrive to battle the first wave of Covid-19 infections.
What you need to know: Healthcare news portal CodeBlue published an anonymous plea by a medical officer relocated to Sungai Buloh Hospital in March for Covid-19. The medical officer (MO) revealed that they haven’t received their relocation allowance, June on-call allowance and June Covid-19 claims.
Who said what: The MO says that they’re still waiting for a proper explanation on the delay and alleges that superiors have threatened to terminate their contacts if they attempt to make the issue viral. The hospital told The Sun Daily that it is conducting an investigation into the allegations.
Why it matters: Sungai Buloh Hospital has been turned into an infectious disease centre in light of the Covid-19 infections in the country, and the referral point for Covid-19 cases across the nation.
Contract medical officers employed throughout country’s public hospitals and clinics were then told that their contracts had been extended for just another two years, without a pay raise.
Then earlier this month, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba revealed in a parliamentary reply that none of the UD41 medical officers, whose contracts were extended for six months to help with the Covid-19 outbreak, have received permanent posts because there are no vacancies.
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