Over 3,000 Indian doctors migrated in three years

August 16th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 3,000 Indian doctors have migrated in the last three years either for higher education or for prestigious assignments, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

In a written reply, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the figures were made available by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the apex medical education body.

The MCI gives a Good Standing Certificate to doctors before they go abroad.

In 2008, about 1,001 doctors went abroad, which went up to 1,386 in 2009. In 2010, the figure was 1,264.

“Doctors go abroad either for obtaining higher qualifications, training or for prestigious assignment,” Azad said.

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