Work has started on a plan to attract foreign nationals to overcome the shortage of doctors in America. For this, a bipartisan group of influential lawmakers has announced to re-introduce a bill that will attract foreign doctors to work in rural and remote areas of the country. Indians are sure to get the benefit of this.
Several lawmakers have re-introduced the bill, including Senator Jackie Rosen, a member of the Senate (Upper House) Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. A similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives (lower house) by MP Brad Schneider. If this bill is signed by the President after being passed in both the houses of the US, then thousands of Indian doctors who are already living in America will get the maximum benefit.
Apart from this, such doctors who want to go to America for work will also get direct benefits from this law. Reintroducing the Konrad State 30 and Physician Axis Reauthorization Act will allow foreign physicians who have completed their residency training program to stay in the US and serve in areas where there is a shortage of doctors.
Doctors with J-1 visa will also get benefits
Currently, doctors from other countries working in the US on 'J-1' visas are required to return home for two years after the end of the residency training program. After that, they can apply for Visa or Green Card. However, under the new bill, foreign doctors will not have to return home and can serve for up to three years in a community that is short of doctors.
Democratic reforms, voting rights in America are national security issues: White House
US National Security Advisor (NSA) Jack Sullivan has said that democratic reform and the core spirit of suffrage in the country are issues of national security. Sullivan said this ahead of President Joe Biden's first foreign visit after taking office.
Biden will travel to Britain, Brussels, and Geneva on this tour. He will also attend the G-7 summit. Sullivan said, "We are competing with models of autocratic regimes." We want to show the world that American democracies and clear democratic systems are capable of working and delivering the results that the people desire.