World Bulletin / News Desk
Istanbul has been the first choice of foreign healthcare personnel that work in Turkey.
A total number of 171 medical personnel started working in Turkey since 2012 after the Turkish Ministry of Health issued a formulation to allow foreign healthcare personnel to work in Turkey.
Minister authorities said Friday that 171 applications were approved so far and out of those personnel, there were 158 doctors, 9 nurses, 3 physical therapists and 1 anesthetist. It was said that Istanbul became the first choice of those personnel.
Foreign healthcare personnel,required to have the right qualifications and know Turkish, need to apply to the ministry first and can only work in private hospitals upon approval.
The arrangement benefit healthcare workers in neighboring countries, where economic crises have had a negative impact on jobs such as nursing.