August 2008, Volume 58, Issue 8


Response by Author

Amin A. Muhammad Gadit  ( Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1B 3V6, Canada )

Madam, The response written by students to my aforementioned article in opinion and debate section is quite favourable. I can append my response to their comments as follows:
 "I believe that the authour(s) have rightly perceived the message embedded in my article. Ideally, our health system should have been equipped enough to 'train, retain and sustain' the medical work force. Moreover, the lawlessness and corruption prevalent in the country is definitely not conducive for the mental well being of practically anybody. It is true that a number of medicos who went abroad for higher training did come back and are contributing well towards the betterment of health of people. Under the circumstances, migration should not be discouraged. However, it would be better if The Directorate of Protector of Emigrants could organize effective preparation courses for potential migrants that could help in addressing the stress associated with migration. There are a number of excellent training models in the west that could be adopted in the local set up. Index of Happiness takes into account a number of other factors that can be availed through working on this issue." 

 Amin A. Muhammad Gadit
 Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1B 3V6, Canada.

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