Wednesday 18 October 2017

I may have to quit Ireland due to ruling: Indian doctor

Dr Suhas Jadhav
Dr Suhas Jadhav
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

An Indian doctor, employed in Tallaght Hospital in Dublin, has warned he may leave the Irish health service because of a ruling which has left him in a professional limbo.

Dr Suhas Jadhav said a ruling since 2011 means that doctors who come to work here from India after that date are not entitled to get a recognised training post. Without this training, the cardiology registrar, who can continue to work at a high level here as a junior doctor, cannot progress to being a consultant.

The Medical Council, the doctors’ regulatory body, made the ruling because it deemed that medics who qualify as doctors in India do not have an internship scheme equivalent to the Irish standard.

Dr Jadhav raised the issue with Health Minister Leo Varadkar when he addressed junior doctors at the annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation in Kilkenny over the weekend.

“I can never move on with my career,” Dr Jadhav explained.

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