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Prof Datuk Dr M. Subramaniam is new MMA President

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP) head of surgical disciplines Prof Datuk Dr M. Subramaniam (pic) has assumed the position of Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president for the 2020-2021 term.

His election follows the first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting held last Saturday. He replaces former MMA president Dr N. Ganabaskaran.

Dr Subramaniam, 72, said his focus will be on looking into current issues faced by the medical fraternity and to work closely with the government in finding solutions.

“I am looking forward to working closely with our Private Practitioners Section (PPS) and Section Concerning House Officers and Medical Officers (SCHOMOS) and all the newly elected office bearers to resolve issues faced by our colleagues. MMA will continue to engage and work closely with the government on all issues concerning healthcare,” he said in a statement.

“I look forward to meeting often with the Health Ministry and continue with the special relationship MMA has built with the ministry over the years,” he added.

Dr Subramaniam, who has been a member of MMA since 1978 and served the Health Ministry for 22 years, will also seek to work on issues concerning the employment of junior doctors through closer engagement with the government.

He was posted as a plastic surgeon to the Kuala Terengganu General Hospital (now known as Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital) covering east coast hospitals and later served in Perak.

Dr Subramaniam obtained his MBBS degree from JIPMER Pondicherry University of Madras in India, FRCS from Glasgow and received training in Plastic Surgery in Australia from 1981 to 1985.

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