Brain Drain of Doctors

  • Anwar Ul Haque Azad Jammu & Kashmir Medical College, Muzaffarabad


Doctors are pillars of healthcare system and there is significant shortage of doctors.To produce a well-trained competent doctor costs a lot. Third world countries’ Governments heavily subsidize public medical colleges so medical students in these colleges pay very little. On the other hand in “developed’ countries most doctors on their graduation carry heavy loans along with interest on their backs to pay off. Not surprisingly numbers of medical graduates fall short of their demand and hence these countries lure foreign doctors from third world.