7 Oct 2022

After Corona, big countries face acute shortage of health workers, nurses

London: After the severe phase of the Corona epidemic, the big countries of the world are now facing the challenge of acute shortage of health workers and especially nurses. Many health workers left their jobs after getting fed up with more work, less pay during the epidemic. Now that things are back to normal, countries from Germany to the United Arab Emirates and Singapore are offering visas and better pay and inviting them to work in their countries.

Need for 1.30 crore nurses and health workers: The International Council of Nurses estimates that there will be a need for 1.30 crore nurses and health workers in the coming years. According to Grand View Research, the global health care staffing sector is growing at a rate of 6.9% annually. By 2030, 5.17 lakh crore rupees ($ 63 billion) will be spent in this sector.

Most nurses are called from India and Philippines: The largest number of nurses and health workers in the world are called from India and the Philippines. The UAE had signed an agreement with India for nurses and health workers in February this year. The country has offered 'Golden Visa' to stay in the Gulf country for 10 years. Britain has made deals with Kenya, Malaysia and Nepal to recruit health workers who have been unemployed in the last one year.

Huge shortage of nurses in these countries: Australia, USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland, Turkey are facing big shortage of nurses. Most of the nurses called from abroad, especially from India, are working in these countries.

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