Monday, 18 August 2008 10:36 PM

Shortage of doctors

I agree with you guys on the critical shortage of Doctors.

I have to be honest in saying that the old days of Hippocrates and Socrates have faded and being a doctor is no longer what it is used to be.

Health service has slowly been commercialised and transformed its actors into hedonists, away from the care/mercy banner they once flew around with.

In some African countries only 25% of the workforce they so dearly trained remained after graduation. In fact the developed nations are partly responsible for this brain robbery.

In Australia a junior registrar gets in 6 weeks what his counterpart gets within 1 whole year in Solomon Islands.

That is the only big reason apart from the messy political and bureaucratic nadirs we face frequently. Your suggestion is part of the solution I personally hold.

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