Tuesday, 12 August 2008 12:02 PM

Doctor shortages.

Dear editor.

Please allow me space to put my views on the above subject.

Just this week, the government is concerned about the shortage of doctors. The shortage of doctors is something that is known from the past but I don't know why are the government scholarships are restricted for such field.

There are students, who wanted to undertake doctor programmes, but it is very restricted, and when coming to other study programmes, it is not that strict.

So how can this problem be solved. There are foreign doctors who are practice in the country, and I believe it is very expensive to hire expatriates.

Therefore, to avoid future shortages, more people need to be trained as doctors.

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