Double-shift system proposal just for crowded clinics – Deputy Well being Minister

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Double-shift system proposal only for crowded clinics - Deputy Health Minister


KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal of a double-shift system by the Ministry of Well being (MOH) will solely be adopted at crowded authorities clinics, mentioned Deputy Well being Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali (pix).

He mentioned moreover the variety of sufferers receiving therapy at healthcare amenities, different components to be thought-about when implementing the system included the capability and capabilities of the workers.

He mentioned the 2 shifts had been to cut back the burden of MOH personnel since a few of them stationed in clinics needed to work prolonged hours of as much as 10pm.

“It’s true that we permit them to make claims, however on the expense of their private time and spending time with household.

“As well as, we will additionally guarantee social distancing as a result of there are too many sufferers and a few clinics have a number of medical doctors in a single therapy room,” he instructed reporters after the Shopee Malaysian Medical Affiliation (MMA) Covid-19 Fund cheque presentation ceremony right here as we speak.

In line with Dr Noor Azmi, the ministry had tried to implement the two-shift system at a number of crowded clinics, together with in Pahang and Putrajaya, in mid-June this yr.

“People who implement the system are clinics that stretch their working hours. We simply decreased the prolonged hours and put them into shifts.

“It’s good up to now. I’m positive they (workers) are joyful because it has decreased their workload in comparison with these days after they needed to work till 10 pm,” he added.

Commenting on the usual working process (SOP) in colleges to curb the unfold of Covid-19, Dr Noor Azmi mentioned there had been no circumstances of non-compliance up to now.

He additionally reminded mother and father to not ship symptomatic youngsters to nurseries or kindergartens after they resume operations tomorrow.

In the meantime, MMA Basis (MMAF) president Datuk R. Doraisingam Pillai mentioned RM699,830 has been raised on-line by way of the Shopee MMA Covid-19 Fund for healthcare employees battling the pandemic.

The fund, launched in April this yr, is a collaboration between MMA, MMAF and a web-based buying platform, Shopee. It has collected an collected quantity of RM964,881.

“All proceeds from the fund will likely be channelled through MMAF for the good thing about frontliners preventing the pandemic,” he added.

Shopee regional managing director Ian Ho mentioned this fund was vital in making certain that medical employees are taken care of in order that the healthcare sector is healthier positioned to proceed the great combat in opposition to Covid-19.

The Shopee MMA Covid-19 fund has attracted over 32,000 donors over the three-month interval since its launch.

Donations of RM5 had been made through the MMA and MMAF digital storefront on the Shopee software, with contributions of RM100 and above getting a tax-exempt receipt.

At this time is the final day for donations. –Bernama

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