City Holds Job Fair to Recruit More Medical Workers
The city health and employment authorities is hosting job fairs at several Beijing universities starting December 6 in the city’s effort to fill 1,000 vacancies in the medical field. The fair will also be sidelining events during exhibitions at the Peking University Health Science Center, the Peking Union Medical College, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and the Capital Medical University.
The fair’s main goal is to introduce the medical resources in the city and meet its employment needs. Students coming from North China and Beijing will be welcomed at the job fair. City officials hope that the latest efforts in the employment could meet the demand of qualified medical workers which is currently facing a shortage.
Based on the city’s 12th 5 year plan, the city must have at least 2.6 doctors for every 1,000 residents by the year 2915. In 2012 the ratio of doctor to a patient was at 2.27 doctors per 1,000 residents. This means that the city needs to recruit at least 10,000 doctors to achieve its goal. Health authorities are also planning to construct at least three AAA hospitals which will be partially funded by private investment.
Even with the recently concluded conference on the international exchange of professionals which set up booths that was able to recruit 700 new medical workers still the city is still facing a shortage.