The exodus of nurses and doctors from the Philippines has left the country’s own health system in a state of near collapse. For no charge, I will offer my solution – pay higher salaries:

But above all, the study found, salaries were a major factor, averaging $3,000 to $4,000 a month, compared with $180 to $220 a month in the Philippines.

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  • doc_angel24

    I am a medical student from the Phillippines and I am very well aware of the rising problem that we have regarding this exodus of doctors and nurses to countries such as the USA, UK and even UAE. Even if the government wants to give these people higher salaries to stay home, they can’t because there is no money for it.

    Of course, it would help if the government was better able to manage the country’s finances. If only they would reprioritize the country’s national budget, we may be better able to make our doctors and nurses stay.

    Personally, since I am only in my 3rd year of medical school, I know that am simply being idealistic in saying that I don’t want to work abroad after I graduate and that I want to serve my country, who needs me more. But given our country’s current state, I might just eat my own words someday. =)