Coronavirus: as Malaysia’s contract doctors prepare for day-long strike, who is to blame for their woes?


As Malaysia’s health system heaves under the weight of a Covid-19 daily caseload that remains stubbornly high, thousands of young contract doctors like Anthony John are volunteering at virus response centres to ease the pressure off counterparts with permanent jobs.

The task at hand is grim, with these centres and hospitals operating at near capacity and doctors on some occasions required to triage patients based on their chances of survival.

Despite anxieties about the future of his career…

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