'I have no idea where I will be working' - junior doctors fume as health dept scrambles for placements

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Junior doctors says the health department's failure to ensure community service and internship placements for them for next year is a "slap in the face", especially after they slogged through two years under the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A lack of funding has left nearly 5 000 junior doctors in the dark as they wait to be placed for their mandatory internships and community service at government hospitals.

Pressure is mounting on the Department of Health to immediately ramp up placements or face possible court action.  

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