A 29-year-old Malaysian medical officer had her contract terminated after turning down an offer to work in the UK.
According to The Star, Dr Bong Ing Hui from Sibu, was offered a job in the UK for seven years after getting her paediatric degree from the University of Southampton in 2018.
However, she turned the offer down because she wanted to come back to Malaysia and serve her country.
Little did she know that her contract would be terminated with no reasons given by the Health Ministry.
Another Sibu doctor, Dr Wong Woan Hui, is in the same boat as Dr Bong as they both had their contracts with the Sibu General Hospital (SGH) terminated.
“I was offered a seven-year job in the UK but let it go as I wanted to serve my country,” Dr Bong told a press conference organised by the SUPP Education Bureau here yesterday.
“It was a shock because they did not give us any indication that our contracts will be terminated.”
“There was even no grace period given to us. They just sent us a letter saying that our contracts had been terminated.”
The two doctors were told by the Health Ministry on 13th November 2019 that their contracts, which were already in the second year, would not be renewed. They had initially hoped for their contracts to be renewed but instead they were terminated without a reason.
Both the doctors have already appealed to the Health Ministry but have yet to receive a response.
Dr Bong was with the Sibu General Hospital’s paediatric department for two years, and served a year as house officer. She also passed her Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) (Paediatric) Part 1 in 2018.
Dr Wong, on the other hand, was with the hospital’s O&G Department for two years and passed her Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) Part 1 paper in February 2018.
They hope that they can get back to the programme and complete their training because becoming a specialist in Malaysia would require them to serve in a government hospital under consultant specialists.
“It’s impossible for us to do this elsewhere,” said Dr Wong.
Both doctors need another two years to complete the programme.
Meanwhile, Dr Wong and Dr Wong have applied to private medial specialist centres to serve as locum while awaiting to hear from the Health Ministry.
I Mailed Myself to My Mom in Damansara Utama
We Try Malaysia’s First Spicy Noodle Soup Challenge
Explore Ancient Remnants, Floating Villages & MORE For The Adventure Of A LIFETIME At Siem Reap
Intrigue, cultural discoveries, mystery, and excitement—what’s a holiday without a little bit of adventure? Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple...
Suspected Coronavirus Patients Can Now Be Diagnosed Within 15 Mins, Thanks to The New Rapid Test Kit
Official Suspended After Son Bragged About Abuse of Power to Escape Coronavirus Travel Ban
WWF: Malaysia is Asia’s Biggest Plastic Ocean Polluter, Worse Than China & Thailand
Qinni, Creator of The “Crying in a Puddle” Meme, Dies of Stage 4 Cancer
This New TikTok Trend Is So Dangerous, People Have Already Died
Aircrafts ‘Locked’ at Heathrow Airport, Including One From Malaysia Due to a Coronavirus Suspect
- Entertainment2 days ago
Tamil Filmmaker Will Be Suing Producers Of ‘Parasite’ for Plagiarism
- Viral1 day ago
AirAsia Flight Attendant Has Had Enough, Makes PSA on Toilet Etiquette
- Malaysia1 day ago
M’sian Artist Turned Old Klang Road Apartment Into Malaysia’s Largest Mural In 10 Months
- Viral11 hours ago
This Book Published in 1981 Eerily ‘Predicts’ the Coronavirus Outbreak in 2020 & We’re Shook!
- Viral1 day ago
Video: Watch This Group Steal From a Couple at a Food Court
- Malaysia1 day ago
Drunk Driver Crashes Into A Car And Three Motorbikes, Killing One In Negeri Sembilan
- Heartbreaking13 hours ago
Poor Kitty Found Dead With Electric Wire In Its Teeth After Biting It, Owners Urged to Lookout For Pets
- News1 day ago
OMG! A Kambala Jockey in India Beat Usain Bolt’s 100-metre Olympic World Record