Friday, 2 October 2009

India - Doctors Working in Rural Areas to be Given More Money

Doctors who work in rural areas will be compensated with extra money and assistance when they apply for higher study, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on 17th September 2009.

The Indian government is also planning to set up more medical colleges, as there is expected to be a lack of medical personnel in the coming years. According to a Planning Commission report, India is facing a shortage of around 600,000 doctors, one million nurses and 200,000 dental surgeons.

Further reading - An in-depth review of the Indian pharmaceutical market, including some background information on healthcare personnel, is available from Espicom: The Pharmaceutical Market: India (published June 2009)

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