Iranian Nurses Leave Country, Local Hospitals in Panic

Saturday, October 20, 2012
By Paul Martin
October 19, 2012

The hospitals in Iran are experiencing shortage of nurses, who leave the country on a daily basis, Iran’s Nursing Council Chief Gazanfar Mirzabeygi said, according to “Tehran Emruz” newspaper.

According to Mirzabeygi, the nurses leave Iran because of low salaries, while abroad they are getting paid more than in Iran.

Mirzabeygi said that recently, one of Iran’s neigboring countries, without revealing which country, said it seeks to invite some 30,000 of Iran’s nurses for work, with a monthly salary of $2,000, the newspaper reported.

He noted that according to International standards, there should be a minimum of two nurses per each hospital bed each day, while in Iran this number is two times less.

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