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NOW, THE TURN OF OVERSEAS NURSES



After outsourcing, President Barack Obama is opposed to the idea of inviting overseas nurses including from India to bridge the huge shortage which is expected to touch half a million in the US in the next seven years. Arguing it makes absolutely no sense to import nurses, Obama said the best possible approach to meet the shortfall is to train people inside the country. The US like most of the Western countries is faced with acute shortage of nurses and in recent years it has allowed medical personnel from India, China and Philippines to immigrate to work in hospitals. Last week, a legislation was introduced in the US Congress to create a special category of nursing visas, which would facilitate much faster and easier brining of trained nurses from Asian countries like India.

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