54% of medical officers left the public sector in 2022

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Over half or 54% of the 1,696 medical officers in the country left the public service sector in 2022, with wanting to work in the private sector being the main reason, the House of Representatives was told on 28 February.

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said the ministry’s survey also found that of the total number of doctors who left, 45% are currently working abroad.

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