Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
Azerbaijan can help Turkey to solve the problem of doctors' shortage in the country, a source in the Turkish ministry of health told Trend Feb. 12.
Currently, doctors from Azerbaijan work in a number of public and private hospitals in Turkey, and their number may increase in the future, according to the source.
The source in the ministry also said that a number of effective measures are taken in Turkey to prevent the shortage of doctors.
The source in the ministry expressed hope that it will become possible to solve this issue in Turkey over the next six or seven years.
Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muazzinoglu said that currently there is an acute shortage of doctors in Turkey.
The minister noted that Turkey's health care needs 30,000 doctors.
In 2015, the Turkish Ministry of Health already reported a severe shortage of doctors in the country.
Then the Turkish Ministry of Health urged the country's doctors working abroad to return home.
In 2015, more than 500 foreign expert doctors applied to the ministry for a license to work in Turkey's health care.