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India increases retirement age of government doctors to 65

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3130 (Published 02 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3130
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. Kolkata

Health experts in India have welcomed a move by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to increase the retirement of age of doctors employed by the central government from 60-62 to 65 years to meet the shortfall of doctors in the country.

Figures for 2015 show that India has one government doctor for every 11 528 people.1 The shortage of doctors especially affects poor people, who depend …

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