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Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (left) shares a photo of him with other medical officers on his first day back in the operating room, on June 12, 2020. — Picture via FACEBOOK

MOH opens further study offers for permanent, contract officers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) will open offers to pursue studies at the Master’s degree, area of special interest (AOSI) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) to the ministry’s permanent and contract officers, beginning January 28.

Its secretary-general, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafiq Abdullah, said the offer will be opened to the ministry’s permanent management and professional group officers as well as contract medical and dental officers.

He said officers who meet the requirements can apply through the MOH’s e-HLP system at

“Early notification is made to enable officers who are interested in pursuing studies at the master’s, AOSI, PhD and specialist levels to make preparations before the offer is open,” he said in a statement here today.

He added that the opening of the offer this time is different from previous years, as contract medical and dental officers are now also given the opportunity to attend the Expertise Training Programme (PLK) at masters or parallel pathway levels.

“Previously, only permanent appointees were given the opportunity to attend courses during their service,” he said.

Mohd Syafiq said the move is in line with the government’s decision on July 14 for the MOH, together with other ministries and central agencies, to formulate a comprehensive and inclusive career pathway for contract medical and dental officers.

He said the government, through the Budget 2022, has allocated RM100 million for the benefit of 3,000 contract doctors to further their studies.

“The MOH expresses its appreciation to the Ministry of Finance, the Public Service Department and the Ministry of Higher Education who, together, realised the government’s intention to give new offers to contract medical and dental officers at the ministry.

— Bernama

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