Health delegation to recruit doctors from India for Saskatchewan
As the doctor and health care shortage continues in the province, a group of Saskatchewan health officials is off to India in two week with the single goal of recruiting family physicians.
Health Minister Dustin Duncan says this first trip is about meeting doctors who are qualified to work in Canada.
“Our goal for this India recruitment trip is eventually 30 doctors we’d like to see come out of this trip, the November portion of it is just the first part, eventually the plan is to go back in June to hopefully at that time be able to make some offers,” he said.
Ed Mantler is the CEO for the Saskatchewan Doctor Recruitment Agency. He says India trains about 40,000 doctors every year at medical schools.
Edited by CJME’s Adriana Christianson