Azerbaijan, Baku, June 17 / Trend , U.Ismayilova/
The Azerbaijani Health Ministry has developed proposals to improve professional qualification of medical staff, Health Minister Oqtay Shiraliyev said on June 17. He said the Cabinet of Ministers has already submitted the proposals to the Presidential Administration for their approval.
"The proposals envisage compulsory certification every five years, as in many other countries," Shiraliyev said.
"The proposals provide for compulsory certification every five years, as in many developed countries around the world," - said Shiraliyev.
After passing the certification, doctors will be issued special certificates for more effective continuing medical activities. The minister also said that upon the president's decree, funds are allocated for this purpose each year and annually about 50 doctors will be sent for retraining to countries with a more developed level of health.
"All these steps are being taken to improve the quality of medical services in the country," said Shiraliyev.
Talking about the shortage of the qualified doctors in the country, the minister said that the problem which is relevant for several years, is almost solved. Each year, 65-70 and more graduates of the medical university are sent to practice in regions of the country to obtain a basic internship and for further continuation of their activities.
In Azerbaijan's regions, there are hospitals and diagnostic centers, which require a serious responsibility, and doctors may more professionally continue their activities, he said.
Moreover, to improve the quality of medicine in Azerbaijan, the ministry has developed its proposals for a new law "On education", under which medical education in the country will be two stages: first - a basic education, and second - a special practice.
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