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Parliamentary question - The brain drain in numbers - 22/4/2005

link to The Times article

More doctors at the Health Department
Twice as many doctors started working for the Health Department since 2002 than the number who left, figures given in Parliament yesterday show.

Health Minister Louis Deguara told Nationalist MP Robert Arrigo that 130 new doctors had joined the department and 64 had left.

The minister also told Joseph Cassar (PN) that 15 doctors went abroad to further their studies last year. Three are seeking specialisation in paediatrics, three in radiology, two each in radiotherapy, anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology and one each in dermatology, medicine and ophthalmology.

The figures show that 10 doctors went abroad on study leave in the year 2000, 11 in 2001 and 2002, 12 in 2003 and three so far this year.



 
 
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