Health ministry wants to improve education to keep young doctors in the country

06-11-2010

Health Minister Leoš Heger says he wants to improve conditions for specialised education for young doctors to help prevent a brain drain, because there is no money to put into the system. Speaking to an association of young doctors, Mr Heger said that up to 2,000 doctors may leave the country in the new year, and that that situation would likely lead to the closure of certain hospital departments. The ministry, he said, therefore plans to expand certain parts of education and cancel a law forcing newly certified doctors to work for five years in a hospital for special education.