Staffing Crisis in Tajik Mental Hospitals

Jamoliddin Saifiddinov reports from southern Tajikistan where the level of psychiatric care is declining because hospitals cannot recruit or retain doctors.

Staffing Crisis in Tajik Mental Hospitals

Jamoliddin Saifiddinov reports from southern Tajikistan where the level of psychiatric care is declining because hospitals cannot recruit or retain doctors.

Monday, 20 July, 2009
Psychiatrists at the Qurghonteppa mental hospital admit they are massively overstretched by not having anything like the required number of staff.



The basic problem is that psychiatrists, like other doctors, are so poorly paid that it is hardly worth staying in the profession, let alone trying to join it.

Tajikistan
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