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23 May 2023, 12:45

Lukashenko wants more order in mandatory employment of medical graduates

MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) – It is necessary to give less leeway to medical graduates, who opt for employer-sponsored education. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave the relevant instruction at a government conference held on 23 May to discuss the most pressing healthcare issues, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “How are you going to keep specialists working in the provinces if proper conditions for patients are not available there? And conditions for medics either. Personnel shortages stem from that: we seem to train a sufficient number of doctors and nurses but even graduates, who opt for employer-sponsored education, don't want to stay in the provinces. They try to find jobs in the capital city or abroad, which is worse. Get a handle on contract students. Sort out those, who opt for employer-sponsored education.”

“And no excuses must be accepted after graduation. They have to work for five years over there. Getting married or something else won't fly. They must work for five years. We spend colossal amounts of money on medical personnel training. No other sphere costs so much but we still let them roam free,” he said.

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