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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Job-seeking Indian doctors going through tough times in UK

The Independent reports about the struggles of overseas job-seeking doctors (majority Indians) in Britain:

Standing in the courtyard of the Sri Mahalakshmi Hindu temple in east London, a dozen jobless doctors are eating dhal, rice and potatoes off paper plates.

Wrapped against the cold in anoraks and sweaters, they come here each evening when the temple serves free food. They eat in the gloom before slipping away to damp, squalid lodgings where many sleep three to a room.

They are among thousands of overseas doctors who have flocked to Britain in the past five years in response to the NHS's global appeal for more staff. But instead of finding hospitals ready to welcome them, they face unemployment, poverty and discrimination.

A growing army of unemployed doctors, most from the Indian subcontinent, are living on the breadline in east London and other British cities while depriving their own countries of their desperately needed skills.


  • its a pity that when many villages and towns are still lack the efficiency of good doctors in india, our doctors face this in a foreign land.

    By Blogger வேதா, at 9:17 PM  

  • @Veda,
    very true. the rural areas are at the mercy of government doctors and some private practitioners.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 7:53 AM  

  • this is very bad kaps.
    The Indian doctors went there bcoz the British wanted them there. I think the Indian govt. has got to do something about this. If the scenario had been reversed then there would have been an uproar with the opposition parties in India trying to get some cheap publicity out of this. I think the British still think they rule the world. I absolutely agree with Veda.

    By Blogger Nallavan, at 12:56 PM  

  • is not only the indian doctors facing that situation, but every doctor who trained or not in this country and being victim of bad management of the goverment.they shouldnt ask for doctors all around the world and they should clarify what kind of doctors they need.in some of previews comments said they need consultans but do they recognize the studies from abroad ? i pretty much doubt it.what i understand from the short period i stayed here is that they use us and when they dont need us they just ignore with their way.thankfully i have alternative solutions but im wondering what it will be for the hundrends of those coming up or staying and been involved in that unpleasent adventure.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:03 AM  

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