Review salary scales for medical specialists to prevent exodus – Zahid
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.