Khun Sanitsuda quotes Japan and the US as having a 1:200 ratio of nurses. Although that is true, what she may not know is that the US still has a shortage of nurses. They try to recruit from overseas. Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress make this very difficult. In the US, states compete against each other for nurses. Most hospitals back home [in the US] own their own apartments right next to the hospitals. When they do recruit from different states, and from overseas, the nurses get free rent and have their transport paid for. They do pay their own utilities and meals. All apartments are fully furnished. And lastly, as the daughter of the woman in your story said, ''she does not want to work under these conditions''. She is right. One should be compensated for one's investment in going to university with a decent salary.
Re: ''Rohingya thank Obama'', (Postbag, Nov 22).
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