From a Global news release:
“Health Care 911: The Plight of Immigrant Medical Doctors”
Saturday, September 30th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)
Health Care 911: The Plight of Immigrant Medical Doctors, digs deep to uncover the truth behind what is really going on in our health care system – following several foreign trained medical doctors who are trying desperately to get their credentials recognized in Canada. Told through the eyes of immigrant filmmaker Jiyar Gol, Jiyar goes head to head with the College of Physicians and Surgeons and BC’s Minister of Health looking for answers. Among the doctors profiled, viewers will meet Dr. Pervaiz Ahmed a general practitioner from Pakistan who now supports his wife and two children by working as a security guard. Dr. Alfredo Tura from Italy who came to Canada only to work as a nurse for ten years before obtaining a residency and Dr. Rafet Jhameel from Iraq who volunteers his time in a clinic because he is not allowed to practice medicine.
About ‘GLOBAL CURRENTS’: Global National’s Kevin Newman hosts this critically acclaimed documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced, weekly documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.
Other documentaries in the series include:
o Breaking Ranks – October 7
o Dads Who Fought Back – October 14
o Polygamy’s Lost Boys – October 21
o The Stamp Fishery: Loss of a Dream – October 28
o Somba K’e – The Money Place – November 4
o DecAIDS: Anything is Possible – November 11
o 100 Days of Freedom – November 18
o The Damage Done: A Drug War Odyssey – November 25
o Rich Nation – December 2
o Thin Ice – December 9