According to the Romanian law, once a young doctors starts a residency program inside a Romanian hospital he is required by law to practice medicine inside the hospital for at least 5 years after becoming a specialist doctor.
Of course, we know that this is not always the case. Recently, hospitals have decided to take matters in their own hand in order to keep young doctors inside the public hospitals in Romania.
Some hospitals have considered being good employers and offering young doctors extra cash besides the 1000 Ron starting salary (225 Euros) and even accomodation, and some hospitals have decided to use the law, and sue if one decides to accept a position abroad or at another hospital within Romania, thus requiring the young doctor to pay back the hospital the equivalent of all salaries earned inside the hospital during the residency program.
But is it ok to “tie doctors to the land” or in this case to the hospital?!
Do you consider this action moral and ethical?!
What’s your oppinion on this subject?!
On the other hand, the article also comments on the fact that patients continue to “bribe” doctors and nurses. Patients in Romania consider that if they give the doctor or the nurse some extra cash, they will recieve better care and won’t be required to wait to long for a check-up.
Of course, this segment also underlines the fact that in the majority ofÂ cases doctors and nurses don’t ask for extra money from the patients.Â
Patients consider that giving the doctors and nurses a “extra attention” they reward the specialists that are underpayed and keep them practicing medicine in Romanian hospital.
What’s your oppinion on this subject?