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Health professionals migration costing T&T

Published:Monday | April 21, 2008 | 12:34 PM

Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Minister Jerry Narace said the migration of nurses and doctors from Caribbean states has cost regional governments US$17 million between 1998 and 2000 to train others.

Mr. Narace said a shortage of nurses is one of the most critical areas affecting the health sector on a local and international scale.

He said his country had to register nurses from Cuba, the Philippines and Nigeria because of the shortage.

He also adds that government allocated millions of dollars for citizens to attain graduate, postgraduate and diploma level training at local, regional and international institutions in effort to deal with the problem.