Many physicians and nurses have emigrated from Lebanon in recent months, citing the worst economic difficulties in the country’s history as a reason for seeking better work prospects abroad.
During the first six months of this year, 760 specialized physicians out of 6000 and 1740 nurses out of 10,000 left private hospitals with the intention of leaving, a research proved. If the competent authorities do not intervene and take necessary measures to address the medical sector’s crisis, these figures may rise, as university institutions may lose academics, competent physicians, society’s high-level medical capabilities, and Lebanon’s doctors specialized in rare disciplines will be in short supply.
The vast majority is considering leaving…leaving a nation whose foundations have all crumbled. In a country whose prospects of survival are dwindling, youth are seeking immigration, searching for a glimpse of hope!