Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
The year 2022 was a transition year for most of us. The year started no different from the previous two years. We continued to manage rising numbers of COVID -19 infectios and encourage vaccinations. However, we moved further into living with COVID-19 with streamlining of safety measures in March. Our PM announced more changes in the measures later that same month - increased in group sizes for gatherings and more are being allowed to return to their workplaces.
There were more changes over the year. We had our first face-to-face Hari Raya gathering since the start of the pandemic. We were privileged and honoured to have Minister Masagos and Senior Parliamentary Secretary Mdm Rahayu at the event. The event was well received and it was great for members to connect again.
Haj pilgrimage resumed last year too though MHPA was not directly involved in it. Some MHPA members took advantage of the relaxation on travel restrictions to do a medical mission.
We continued our engagements with partners in the community and other agencies. We intend and hope that these efforts will help our muslim community as we transition out of the pandemic with the recent declaration of DARSCON Green.
As we return to our routines and business as usual activities, I take this opportunity to thank members for their tireless commitment and contributions to MHPA and our community. I hope to see more join MHPA as we embark on a new jouney in the post COVID-19 pandemic era.
President, Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association, 2020-2023
Annual General Meeting, 25th February 2023