Hundreds of expatriate doctors return to Iraq

Iraq’s Ministry of Health recently announced 2,500 expatriate Iraqi doctors have returned home as part of a programme launched in 2013 to bring Iraqi professionals back to the county.

Deputy Health Minister Khamees al-Saad said that, "The returning doctors are an important asset to Iraq and they were distributed to various hospitals across the country with special privileges enabling them to acclimatize at the hospitals where they were appointed.” Their return has saved Iraq much effort and cost spent on sending patients overseas for treatment, he said, noting that he expects groups of Iraqi professionals of different specializations to return in the future.

For the original January 30, 2014 piece from Al-Shorfa referenced in this summary, click here.