New recruiting policy could lead to doctor shortage

The health ministry has asked Indhira Ghandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) to recruit doctors without offering them a migration allowance.

The migration allowance is a very important factor in attracting foreign doctors to the Maldives.

Miadhu reported that Dr. Mohamed Razi, senior medical officer at IGMH, said he was concerned that low salaries for doctors combined with the cancellation of the migration allowance would make it very difficult to employ doctors.

IGMH and other hospitals were struggling due to the shortage of doctors, he said.

Razi said he believed IGMH would be able to increase salaries and benefits to doctors once it was privatised.


2 thoughts on “New recruiting policy could lead to doctor shortage”

  1. The acute shortage can to a large extent be mitigated by incresing upper age limit to 65 yrs for Consultants and of course my giving competitive salaries and good living conditions.

  2. I have worked for more than 12 years as doctor in various islands in that country
    That was in 90s Those days some divehi doctors were getting trained abroad .Did they not return to take over the burden ?
    what is happening to health system?



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