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Rural doctors pull out after govt slashes hardship allowance

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Large numbers of medical professionals are resigning from community hospitals due to the slashing of hardship allowances, the former head of the Rural Doctors Society has said. 

Arak Wongworachart, the group's former president, said 146 doctors resigned in February and March combined.

Most of those who left were recipients of government grants and had yet to complete their years of commitment to rural hospitals, Dr Arak said.

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