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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:33 PM IST

MARD wants PM to bat for doctors working abroad

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The Union health minister has proposed that docs should not be given No Obligation to Return to India certificates

Mumbai : In the wake of the Union health minister proposing that a No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) certificate will no longer be issued to doctors under any circumstance, the Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has written a letter to the prime minister asking him to look into the broader aspects of the issue and take an appropriate decision, as this proposal will restrict Indian doctors from practising medicine in foreign countries.

[alert type=”e.g. warning, danger, success, info” title=””]The Centre’s proposal to not issue NORI certificates is aimed at preventing the brain drain of doctors from the country[/alert]

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Dr Sagar Mundada, the MARD president, said, “The health ministry has said that they will not issue an NORI certificate as many young doctors have been leaving India in the hope of better future prospects in countries abroad. It is a move that will restrict brain drain, but the government has persistently failed to provide decent job opportunities to young doctors.”

Further, MARD officials have asked why IITians and engineers have no restrictions for moving abroad for better job opportunities. They add that doctors have always been soft targets, wherein they are expected to work selflessly. MARD officials add that they welcome the view, but only if it is applied to all the different ways in which brain drain is taking place across the country.

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Published on: Friday, August 07, 2015, 12:54 AM IST
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