Nurses perform brain drain


11-23-2005, 12:02 AM

Medical staff exodus closes 1,000 hospitals (

THE UNABATED migration of doctors and nurses for higher-paying jobs abroad has forced the closure of as many as 1,000 private hospitals in the last five years, according to a top official of a group of private hospitals nationwide.

There are now only around 700 private hospitals in the country, Dr. Antonio Chang, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP), said during his group’s annual convention at the Manila Hotel on Tuesday.
“We fear for the health of the people, especially those living in the countryside,” Chang said, adding that in the past month alone, 12 private hospitals folded up.

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A similar brain drain is also happening in other third-world countries like Ghana (Ghana bleeding from brain drain - Taipei Times), which, like India ( 42), is keen in giving Filipino nurses competition ( 7).


11-23-2005, 12:34 AM

Buti na lang ako, walang brain. Mine was drained, puro green matter na lang ang natira…

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