Tuesday, April 23, 2024

MATVCS made fraudulent claim

After three DAP wakil rakyat made statements in their respective houses, its obvious that the illegally put together specialist medical training program inititive by Ministry of Health, which ignored established procedures and law under the Medical Act and Malaysia Qualifying Agency Act to be run by a medical NGO of non-academic medical practitioners guised as a specialist association, is now a DAP agenda. 

DAP Agenda have a tendency to be anti-establishment in nature and serves the interest of a certain ethnic group or tendency to oppose well established norms and practises in place to the credit of a certain ethnic group.   

Adding to it, DAP portal Financial Twitter, which yesterday could go scot free for making 3R insults of the former Agong, the Sultan Pahang by Fahmi Fadzil's MCMC is today doing an onslaught of the Malaysian Medical Council, the legal guardian against academic fraud practising as medical experts. 

Perhaps because one member of MMC, namely nephrologist at Hospital Putrajaya whose undivided loyalty to the illegal Parallel Pathway program, could unethically blast her fellow council member publicly in which she is bound by law to secrecy and ethical practise to respect the collective agreement of the council. 

Usually wayward member of any such Board can be suspended and believe MMC should rightly do so. 

Today MATVS the NGO operating as a "haram" educational institution to train Medical Specialist equivalent to Masters degree made false claim. 

Update 1:00 PM 5/5/2024: Dear Dr Faridah Abdullah CC Putrajaya Police Officer

The Star reported:

Clearing the air on Cardiothoracic Parallel Pathway issues

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024

PETALING JAYA: The cardiothoracic parallel pathway does not use the Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination (JSCFE) Cardiothoracic examination or the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) international qualification, as quoted by some opponents, says the Malaysian Association for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (MATCVS).

The association’s executive council said in a statement yesterday that it uses “a totally unrelated and different examination and qualification”.

Therefore, MATCVS has told opponents of the parallel pathway to quit public criticisms after two ministers announced plans to move forward with amendments to the Medical Act 1971.

The body, which has been at the forefront of pushing for recognition of the cardiothoracic surgery parallel pathway programme, said it would abide by Higher Education Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir’s call for a “ceasefire” in the parallel pathway conflict.

“We fully agree with this and humbly request all parties with constructive criticisms of the Cardiothoracic Parallel Pathway training to engage with us directly for further information, clarification and discussion, and avoid further unnecessary and often inaccurate and wrong negative public statements that are causing confusion to both the medical profession and the public.

“The Cardiothoracic Parallel Pathway training and curriculum are quality assured by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and follow the same standards and requirements as the Malaysian National Postgraduate Medical Curriculum (NPMC) for Cardiothoracic Surgery and the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum for Cardiothoracic Surgery regulated by the UK General Medical Council (GMC).

“The exit examination is the RCSEd Joint Specialty Fellowship (JSF) examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery. This examination follows the same standards and format as the Intercollegiate Specialty Board examination conducted in the United Kingdom and regulated by the GMC.

“This is the same and the only Cardiothoracic exit examination and qualification used in Hong Kong and Singapore, fully recognised by both countries, and also in Brunei.

“The qualification awarded is the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in Cardiothoracic Surgery and is recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) and also by Singapore, Hong Kong and Brunei.

“Graduates of the Cardiothoracic Parallel Pathway training have received confirmation from the GMC that they are eligible for specialist registration in the United Kingdom with this qualification,” the MATCVS said.

It added that the Health director-general must remain as the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) president.

The training of specialists through the parallel pathway is a government initiative set up by the Health Ministry in 2014, having received the approval of the then health minister and relevant competent authorities at the time, to increase the number of specialists in the country, especially in public hospitals.

The training and qualifications were approved and recognised by the government and are quality assured by the Royal Colleges.

Earlier this month, four graduates from the parallel pathway training with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in cardiothoracic surgery took legal action against the MMC for refusing to register them on the National Specialist Register (NSR).

This was the third known lawsuit against the MMC’s rejection of NSR specialist registration applications, in which judicial review applications were filed to legally challenge the independent regulatory body’s recent non-recognition of certain specialist training programmes.

The other two lawsuits were filed by a neurosurgeon with FRCS Ireland in neurosurgery and six pathology graduates in medical genetics from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), a local university.

The High Court has granted leave for both judicial review applications.

If so, why was it that those trainees that undergone training in the UK were not issued Certificate of Completion by RCS Edinbrugh and the FRCS they acquired are not recognised by FMC for work in the UK. Ask MATCVC for proofs to all their claims!

Minister Zambery Kadir should investigate whether Australia and Singapore recognised for immediate practise the FRCS Intercollegiate diploma (let alone FRCS International) without undergoing few years of "housemanship" and examinations in the two countries.  

The Intercollegiate FRCS examination are known to allow about only 20% passing for every seating of examinations. Is it by chance or design that the PP trainees achieved 100% passing? 

What do the Mat Salleh contribute in the PP other than lending the name of their institution on the certificate, follow their curriculum (which differ from one examination to another), and being paid money for examination and professional membership from suckers like the Malaysian government? 

Are the former colonialist and drug and slave traders orang putih directly involve in the teaching, coaching the students through the surgery, preparing the examinations for PP etc? 

The anwer is none. And the MATCVS members who are surgeons involve themselves on part time basis.  

These are the reasons it is not a RCS program but a local program thus require a proper University and MQA approval. 

Please no exception and do not compromise safety of public health. Otherwise history will remember it is the doing of Dr Dzulkiflee and Dr Zambery succumbing to DAP and a group of self serving doctors.  


Anonymous said...

MMC role is obsolete and under represent all medical specialty. Thus needs a revamp. All specialty has their own society and it should be the best to make recommendation and MMC to facilitate rather make decisions.
With due respect non medical and politics should stay out this matter.

Anonymous said...

Kudos !