Crisis: Greek doctors looking for jobs in UAE and Sweden

24 December, 11:59

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, DECEMBER 24 - A growing number of Greek doctors, seeing their pay cut constantly and sometimes going unpaid for months by the government, are heading abroad to practice medicine and make a living. Britain, Sweden and many other rich European countries as well as United Arab Emirates (UAE) are some of the countries of their list as GreekReporter website writes. This year especially, with more austerity measures being imposed and affecting all professionals, doctors are giving up on Greece and leaving their homeland. One of the favored destinations is Dubai, where jobs abound and where many rich Europeans and Arabs visit to receive high quality medical care and services. According to an announcement released by the Medical Association of Athens, in recent months more than 300 doctors and dentists have filled applications to move abroad in countries such as the UK, Sweden and the UAE. In 2011, the Medical Association of Athens issued 1,500 certificates to residents (doctors in training) in order to work abroad and the first six months of 2012 there were more than 1,000. (ANSAmed).

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