Fears over patient safety if ‘cut-price’ doctors hired from India – Telegraph

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This is a good article by Laura Donnelly, health correspondent at the Telegraph. It’s a GOOD READ. Check it out!

via Fears over patient safety if ‘cut-price’ doctors hired from India – Telegraph.

Personally, as a policy option, I think that it’s good idea hiring doctors from India, provided that there are appropriate safeguards to minimize risk to patients.

Similarly, the concept of sending UK patients to India for procedures is another good idea in my view – of course, with the necessary safeguards.

In my mind, why stop with medicine? I think there is a good case for outsourcing public services and off-shoring them to India and China, for example; this includes both local and central government – the only exception should be policy areas and areas involved with national security.

Let me turn this to an open question:

Do you think that the UK Conservative Party manifesto, ahead of the next election, should include widespread outsourcing and off-shoring of local and central government services?

Any thoughts?

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