83 Macedonian doctors leave the country in latest exodus


According to the data of the Doctor’s Chamber of Macedonia this year a total of 83 doctors have requested certificates from the Chamber for leaving the country, unlike the quarter in 2018 when there were 69 requests. The Doctor’s Chamber is hoping that the measure announced by the healthcare authorities to involve all young doctors who will receive a license in health centers will reduce the black statistics of staff outflow.

I hope to keep them because it’s not just practice, but paid practice. They will have an internship and experience that is necessary and get paid, and who knows they may even want to stay work there, says Dr. Kalina Stardelova Grivceva, the Chamber’s President.

According to the Chamber’s statistics, 1,200 doctors have left the country in the period between 2010 and 2018.