One resignation after another: Why are doctors disappearing from government hospitals?

Source: Madamasr

Author(s): Mohamed Hamama Translated by Ian Louie

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Recent months have seen a spike in the number of Health Ministry doctors requesting unpaid leave or resigning from their positions, leading some to speculate that it will not be long before the majority of doctors no longer work in public hospitals.

During an emergency meeting convened by Parliament’s Health Committee on September 18 to address an incident at a Sharqiya hospital, Health Minister Hala Zayed announced that ministry-run hospitals are facing massive staff shortages, as they are increasingly unable to compete with salaries being offered in the private sector and outside of Egypt.

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