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“The Health Service Executive has been extremely active in recruiting doctors from Pakistan and India in order to address the shortage of NCHDs [Non Consultant Hospital Doctors]. There was a hue and cry about their placement last year, requirements by the Irish Medical Council and other pertinent issues,” writes Dr Amin Muhammad in the Irish Medical Times.
In his article, he points out that doctors recruited from Pakistan and India into Ireland only get a junior position in the country although they have postgraduate diplomas. He says that “many such doctors were placed in non-recognised spots that lead to great disappointment. A number of doctors had to come back because of the changed circumstances in Ireland related to requirements of registration.”
What does he suggest? Read the whole article here.