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Antonio Dans, president of Philippine Society of General Internal Medicine (PSGIM) told the press in a forum at Quezon City on Tuesday.
According to PSGIM, the inequity of health professionals is a 'complex' and 'systemic' problem, caused and aggravated by the following: the cross-country migration of Philippine health workers to more developed areas such as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, The urbanization and rural-to-urban migration of doctor leading to maldistribution of practitioners in urban areas, lack of incentives that encourage doctors to over-specialize, and to seek employment in the private sector leaving the public health sector understaffed and the sad state of the overall healthcare situation in local government units due to devolution.
Antonio Dans, president of PSGIM. "The question now is: is the Philippines' healthcare workforce ready to handle the healthcare needs of these millions of Filipinos?"