Malaysian doctors fear greater manpower crunch as new Covid-19 wave looms

Malaysia is seeing a rise in daily Covid-19 infections. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR - Doctors in Malaysia are bracing themselves for a growing manpower crunch, as a shortage driven by transfers and resignations could be compounded by a predicted Covid-19 wave.

Doctors working at two key public hospitals in Kuala Lumpur told The Straits Times that they are witnessing a shortage of junior doctors or housemen in their workplaces.

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