Why we need more doctors, and how they can help

Medical workers should have more control over their careers, but are too often seen as an easy target, according to an article that will be published in The Times.

A report published by the Medical Students’ Association on Tuesday said that in 2016, doctors earned just 77 per cent of what they did 10 years ago, and the average salary for a full-time, postgraduate medical student was Rs 1.26 lakh.

The report also highlighted that the average graduate salary for postgraduate students was just Rs 4,000.

In the US, for example, the average US medical student is earning $48,000, while the average postgraduate graduate in the country earns $57,000 a year.

In India, where salaries are also low, the median salary for medical students in the city is around Rs 8,000 while it is around $30,000 in the US.