144 doctors applied to ‘go’ in 15 days

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has announced that there has been a large increase in the number of applications for “well-done certificate”, which doctors must obtain in order to work abroad. According to the statement made by the TTB, 144 doctors applied for a certificate of good conduct in the period between the presidential and parliamentary elections held on 14 May until 31 May.

in the statement “The number of applications for ‘good conduct certificate’ to TTB has increased well above the average in the last 15 days. We will resolutely continue our struggle against the policies that ignore the rights and efforts of physicians, embodied in the expression ‘Let them go if they go”. it was said.


According to TTB data, doctor migration continued to increase every year. in 2020 931, in 2021 1405, 2022’s 2685 The doctor applied for a certificate of good conduct. Number of doctors applying for the said document in the first five months of this year 1119 it happened.

(Nergis Erdogan)

Istanbul Medical Chamber President Dr. Nargis Erdogan, especially regarding doctor immigration, which increased after the first round of the election. “There is a tendency to go abroad in this autocratic environment. The situation remains dire. Under these conditions, this migration will not stop. This causes the health system to worsen. This migration will continue to increase as a result of the re-emergence of an understanding that says ‘let them go if they go’. made its assessment.

Underlining the need for education reform in health, Erdoğan said: “The state of the medical faculties in the country is clear. Health system planning should be done in line with the needs of the country. If we start from today, it will take 20 years to get the results of these.” said.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Gündem by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.

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