Europe's health system sick: no recruitment of health workers

Europe's health system is sick: no recruitment of health workers; People are paying bribes to see the doctor, waiting list for surgery

Sep 11, 2022 - 11:25
Europe's health system sick: no recruitment of health workers

Europe's health system is sick. The developed countries of Western Europe are also vulnerable. In the UK, about 6.5 million people are on the waiting list for treatment. This figure is 50% more than in 2019. At the same time, the people of Spain have to wait for 123 days to get the operation done. This is a record for the last 18 years. According to experts, the main reason for this is Kovid-19.
Europe's healthcare has been extraordinarily burdened during the Corona pandemic. The situation has become so bad that people have to even bribe doctors and nurses for treatment. This disclosure has been made this week in the research of Imperial College, London.
It came to the fore that during the Corona period, other patients were not admitted to the hospitals. Now after the corona period is almost over, a large number of patients are coming to the hospitals. There is still a shortage of about 5 lakh doctors in Europe. Also, there is a shortage of more than 10 lakh health workers. In many countries of Europe, appointments to these posts have not yet been done. In such a situation, patients are not getting proper treatment in many countries.
According to the European Cancer Organization, about 100 million cancer screening tests are not performed in Europe. According to Dr. Mark Lawler of Britain, due to the backlog due to Corona, we will have to work by reaching 130% of our capacity for many years.
According to the European Union, Switzerland has the highest health expenditure at about Rs 7.73 lakh per person. The government spends 6.40 lakhs per person in Norway at number two.
According to this year's report by the European Medical Council, 4 out of every 10 people in Europe suffer from depression. Depression patients are also unable to get appointments due to a shortage of doctors. Depression patients in France have to wait up to 60 days to make an appointment.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer