150 new Qatari doctors needed annually, but only five graduating a year

Qatar has a “severe shortage” of trained Qatari healthcare professionals, with only five nationals graduating as doctors each year, a senior Hamad Medical Corp. official has been quoted as saying.

The country needs 150 to graduate each year to meet increasing demand, he added.

In comments reported by the Arabic daily Al Raya, HMC’s Director of Medical Education Dr. Abdullatheef Al Khal said that Qatar has seen a decline in the number of locals training to be healthcare workers in the last decade, meaning that it has had to rely on staff brought in from abroad.
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