Policy brief 10. Return and retention of health professionals: Lessons from India's experiences

The study documented and analyzed the employers' approach to circular migration of Indian doctors, between India and selected destination countries. It focuses on the strategies in workplaces, in the private and public sector hospitals; state level policies and programmes and bilateral and multilateral agreements in the field of health professional migrations.

The study identifies workable strategies by private hospitals to reach Indian doctors abroad and offer them opportunities for practice and choices of compensation packages that meet their expectations. Public hospitals have succeeded in recruiting migrant doctors through the promotion of opportunities for learning, specialty practice, security of employment, and other non-monetary benefits.