Re­view salary scales for med­i­cal spe­cial­ists to pre­vent ex­o­dus – Zahid

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - FRONT PAGE -

BAGAN DATUK: The Pub­lic Ser­vice Depart­ment (PSD) should re­view the salary scales for med­i­cal spe­cial­ists to pre­vent the ex­o­dus of these pro­fes­sion­als to other coun­tries, said Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said such an ac­tion was needed to pre­vent the coun­try from los­ing these spe­cial­ists due to the hefty salaries be­ing of­fered by other coun­tries.

Ahmad Zahid ex­plained that the gov­ern­ment had spent a huge sum of money for train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion of these highly qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als when those coun­tries did not even in­vest in ad­vanced train­ing for cer­tain ar­eas of ex­per­tise for their own peo­ple.

“I think it is high time for the PSD to look at the salary scheme and struc­ture of these pro­fes­sion­als to avoid los­ing our spe­cial­ists to oth­ers.”

Also present was Deputy Health Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Ya­haya.

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