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Island doctor says language can be a barrier

Wed, 13 Oct 2010

Dr Parameswaran Kishore
Dr Parameswaran Kishore

The Island's Director of Public Health says language can be a barrier between a doctor and their patient.

GP's paper Pulse has published a report stating overseas doctors haven't been checked for their language skills when coming to work in Britain.

Dr Parameswaran Kishore was born in India and began learning English as a child.

He says this can be a problem for some healthcare professionals [play clip]

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