Published: Monday October 8, 2012 MYT 5:30:00 PM
Updated: Monday October 8, 2012 MYT 8:53:14 PM
About 8,000 graduates from nursing colleges are jobless
KUALA LUMPUR: About 8,000 graduates from nursing institutions, especially those from private colleges, are jobless and the Human Resource Ministry is searching for solutions.
Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said that a study by the Health Ministry showed that 8,000 graduates who pursued nursing courses were jobless, especially those from private nursing institutions
"The Human Resource Ministry and the Health ministry will hold discussions to find a way to resolve the problem," he told reporters after handing out appreciation letters to 60 private college nursing graduates who secured jobs through the My Career Fair 2012 organised by the Special Implementation Task Force at Wisma Perkeso here on Monday.
Subramaniam urged the nurses to accept employment opportunities outside private hospitals.
"Among places that require their service are old folk's homes, child care centres and centres for people with special needs," he said.
Subramaniam said the My Career Fair 2012, which held open interviews for graduates in the medical sectors, featured employers like Sime Darby Medical Centre, Pantai Cheras Hospital, Hospital Pantai Ampang, Hospital Damai and Assunta Hospital. - Bernama
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