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Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya says each year, there are about 5,000 new housemen who need to undergo medical training. — Picture by KE OoiDatuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya says each year, there are about 5,000 new housemen who need to undergo medical training. — Picture by KE OoiKUALA LUMPUR, March 21 ― Twenty-five to 30 per cent of housemen fail to complete their internships within the set time due to incompetency, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said this situation contributed to the problem of placement for new housemen as the current ones had to extend their training.

He said each year, there were about 5,000 new housemen who needed to undergo medical training.

“Admittedly, the problem of housemen is perpetual...because of their incompetency, they have to extend their training period and many other graduates cannot do their training,” he said in reply to a supplementary question from Izani Husin (PAS-Pengkalan Chepa) during the Question-and-Answer session at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

Izani had wanted to know the ministry's plans to increase the number of government hospitals and training hospitals. ― Bernama

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