SMDC discusses “Return to practice framework”

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The SMDC has begun discussion on a return to practice framework for doctors and dentists in Seychelles.

The framework will draw from experiences of other countries and will take into consideration two unique circumstances  of Seychelles – the absence of an in-country medical school and the large presence of foreign doctors and dentists in the country.

“SMDC recognizes that more and more doctors and dentists will leave the profession for a while to attend to their personal matters,” said a member of the Council. “But that should not stop them from returning to the profession when they feel they need to.”

The need to change the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act of 1994, has been long expressed by the medical and dental community and efforts are currently underway to do so.

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