Singapore will engage 180 young Indian doctors: Many condemn Singapore‘s plan to hire 180 young Indian doctors over the next three years.
A tender due on October 10 might recruit 60 Indian doctors yearly from 2022 to 2024.
According to MOH Holdings (MOHH), a corporation of Singapore’s public healthcare institutions. Singapore has been hiring physicians from outside to help with the “high workload” here and to fill its healthcare capacity requirements.
The company confirmed the tender and said that in addition to hiring physicians from India, Australia and Britain also considered.
The company wants applications from Medical Registration Act-listed schools.
It was stressed that these physicians would only permit to practice clinically under careful supervision. According to the business, locals who have graduated from medical schools approved by the Singapore Medical Council given priority.
Several internet users had already questioned the choice to “import” Indian physicians. Some of whom had expressed concerns about false certification.
Others questioned why Singapore couldn’t just boost the number of students enrolling in its medical schools.
The tender raised questions within Singapore‘s medical community as well.
Last month, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health Associate Professor Jeremy Lim said attracting foreign health workers from developed nations like Singapore “takes considerable resources from less well-staffed countries.”
The MOHH recruits 700 junior doctors yearly. 90% of whom are Singaporeans who trained at Singapore’s medical colleges or returned after earning degrees abroad.
Medical schools increased admittance by 45% from 2012 to 2019, resulting to more domestically educated physicians.
As of 2019, 510 students enroll in Singapore’s medical schools, up from 350 in 2012.
According to the study, an additional 40 students enrolled in 2020 and 2021 to help individuals whose foreign reflections interrupted by the Covid epidemic.