Foreign doctors face increasing racism in Ireland

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 14 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:493
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    A prominent Irish psychiatrist—who was also Ireland's first Indian member of the legislature—says that foreign doctors in Ireland are increasingly the targets of racist attitudes and attacks.

    Dr Moosajee Bhamjee presented a petition to the minister of justice last week based on comments he had obtained from 100 foreign doctors. A follow up survey by the Irish Medical Times led the publication to conclude that there was “blatant evidence of discrimination” against doctors who are not from the European Union.

    Dr Bhamjee believes racism has increased in Ireland …

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