KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- The number of health science students at
the local institutions of higher learning will be increased to 150,000 by 2020
from the current 55,000 students.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this followed the rising
demand for health science professionals, especially in the Southeast Asia
He said the region was currently experiencing a shortage of 1.2 million
health science professionals and the number was expected to increase to 1.8
million by 2020.
"Hence, more job opportunities will be made available for health science
graduates in the future," he said when opening the Pusrawi International College
of Medical Sciences (Picoms), here today.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said he believed that Malaysia
was capable of playing the main role in meeting the demand for human science
professionals in the region.
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