Pursuant to the President’s instruction, the Health Ministry is in the process of taking measures to bring back to Uzbekistan the expatriate doctors employed abroad, Deputy Prime Minister, Health Minister Adkham Ikramov announced at the Feb 8 meeting with journalists.
The Minister stated that talks are being held with doctors of different specialties (cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics surgery, traumatology and liver surgery), currently residing in Norway, Denmark, Kuwait and Russia. About 15 of them have agreed to return to Uzbekistan this year.
The expat doctors will be offered various incentives - an apartment, a decent salary. But those must be top class specialists, Adkham Ikramov added.
The Health Ministry together with the Ministry of Higher Education is reviewing the possibility of attracting graduates of foreign universities who wish to work in Uzbekistan. It is planned to determine the medical universities, for diplomas of which fast track nostrification wiil be applied.
As it was previously reported, it had been planned to establish a branch of the Russian Scientific-Practical Center of Cardiovascular Surgery named after A. Bakulev in Urgench city. The chief cardiac surgeon of Russian Health Ministry, Academician Leo Bokeria reportedly said that his team "is ready work in Urgench for two or three weeks to help raise the level of cardiac surgery in the Khorezm region." He only requires that the conditions - equipment and material support - were similar to the Russian conditions, the Health Minister underscored.