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Foreign doctors ok with local health facilities

Therese 1 Health minister Therese Baptiste Cornelis is denying that adverse working conditions at the nation’s health facilities are turning off foreign doctors

At a media conference held at her Park Street Port of Spain Office today she explained that it was actually quite the opposite

She explained foreign doctors were quite enthusiastic about working in this country

The only hiccup she admitted to was that of remuneration, as the foreign doctors were accustomed to payment in their respective currencies

In the meantime the problem of a shortage of doctors in the nation’s medical facilities is being addressed

The Director of International Corporations under the health Ministry David Constance, who is responsible for foreign recruitment, explained that over 100 doctors from around the region and otherwise were soon coming


Story by Sharon Williams Ali