How can we utilize their knowledge and expertise?Some of them work in their relatives' shops. Some of them sell shoes. Some of them work in phamacists' shops. And some of them (fortunate ones) work in hospitals, but informally.
All of them possess MBBS degree. Some of them have Masters degree in various specializations. But their degrees are not recognized in India. As a result, they can't practise as doctors. They can't work in hospitals as doctors.
We are talking about more than 200 doctors who fled Pakistan to escape brutal religious persecution. Almost all of them are originally from Sindh. Now all of them are settled in different parts of Gujarat. Government of India has granted them long-term visa. Very few have managed to obtain citizenship. But their degrees are not recognized in India. So, they don't get registration from MCI and can't work as doctors.
All of them used to earn in lakhs in Pakistan. But they left everything for religious freedom. They left their lucrative jobs or private practice to protect the honour of their families and culture. Now they are surviving with meagre income. We must try to find ways to gainfully utilize their knowledge and expertise.
That would help these unfortunate doctors as well as the country. Government of India and Government of Gujarat must try to gainfully utilize their knowledge and experience.