Best countries to immigrate to for Indian doctors
Posted on December 11, 2017
There is a shortage of doctors in both developed and underdeveloped economies across the world. Unlike technology and engineering students who pass out in thousands each year in India, the number of doctors graduating from accredited Indian institutions is far less and that is why they are a coveted species.
Indian doctors are respected all over the world because of their skills and efficiency. Insidermonkey.com recently came out with a blog mentioning the countries where Indians in the medical profession would be welcomed and could enjoy a good quality of living. Here are the ones that the website named and also gave reasons on what they offer for Indian doctors.
On the other hand, even developed nations are not producing enough doctors with skills to treat not so common disorders. The payment in these countries is very attractive too, but the article suggests ones that treat doctors with kid gloves. Moreover, having a medical degree from an Indian college is not a disqualification in any way in all these countries. In addition, it is easy for these medicos to get a visa and a permanent residency later on.
Points were also given to each of the countries as they appeared on various lists for people to immigrate by many prestigious news outlets. One point each was given for these countries appearing on one of these lists. Here a minimum of four points was taken into consideration to narrow down on the best countries for Indian doctors.
Ranking on the top of the list are both New Zealand and Australia as they got nine points each.
New Zealand has opportunities galore for Indian doctors. Getting a visa processed for a registered medical practitioner would also be a breeze.
Same is the case with Australia. Doctors wanting to go to Australia could refer to the website of Doctor Recruitment Australia and take steps depending on that to apply for a visa.
The United States (five points) needs many doctors as well, though it has not brought this to the world’s notice.
Germany (four points) also needs doctors desperately, and what’s more, they are compensated handsomely.
Mauritius, which is home to many persons of Indian origin, has encouraged many Indian doctors in the past. It also ranks high because of a free economy, efficient governance and quality of life.
It is well documented that Canada is an accommodating country for immigrants and more so for doctors. Excepting for the climate, which may probably put off few Indians, it scores high on all the other parameters.
The United Kingdom too treats Indian doctors well because it is said that they earn as well their British counterparts.
Ethiopia, Somalia, Malawi and Mozambique (all with four points) have all a huge scarcity of doctors and most people there do not get proper treatment for even normal illnesses. Though doctors may not have access to facilities like great infrastructure, quality of life and few other aspects, these are the places they should go to if they are driven by commitments to social causes. The pay is not all bad in this part of the world.
Tanzania, meanwhile, is friendly to Indians from all fields and doctors, therefore, would be treated well in this country, where their scarcity is being felt.