DATUK DR NOOR HISHAM ABDULLAH said;
The MOH affirmed that only medical officers from recognised universities are accepted to work as contract officers in line with the requirements of the Medical Act 1971.
These medical officers are given full registration and Annual Practicing Certificates as per their contracts. Therefore, they can only practise medicine at the specified MOH facilities.
Hence under the Act, they cannot practise in universities or act as locums in private clinics or private hospitals.
While working with the MOH, these contract doctors are not allowed to join the Masters Programme in public universities.