Health Minister Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady said 8,000 doctors out of 9,000 graduate nationwide without being qualified, having only the information they obtained from faculties of medicine.
In an interview with a talk show aired on the Egyptian satellite channel on Saturday, Rady said the reason behind the lack of qualification is the absence of proper educational programs. He added that the ministry adopted a training program for all the graduates to qualify them to work at hospitals.
The minister said a training agreement has been signed with England and doctors who pass the equivalence conditioned by England will be sent for a two-year training program. The presidency will bear the program's costs, and the first batch of doctors was sent to apply for the equivalence.
Only four students passed the test. The second group will be sent within two weeks so that the number would be bigger.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm