QT-Online / Monday, March 23, 2020 / Categories: Top News, Health/Medicine With most doctors per capita, Qatar well-positioned to combat Covid-19 Tribune News Network Doha While the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the world, overwhelming already strained heathcare systems, Qatar seems to be in a fairly solid position to deal with the virus with its army of doctors. The country has the best healthcare system in world in terms of the doctors per capita, according to worldatlas.com. Qatar has 77.4 physicians per 10,000 people (7.74 per 1,000 people) followed by Monaco (71.7), Cuba (67.2), Greece, San Marino (54, 51), Spain (49.5), and Austria (48.3). Qatar's figure assumes significance when it is juxtaposed with the global average of 1.13 doctors for every 1,000 people. For some countries, the rates are even much lower. This shocking revelation has led the World Health Organization to estimate that in the next decade or so, there will be a global shortage of about 4.3 million healthcare workers when including physicians, nurses, and medical technologists. Previous Article 7 more test positive for coronavirus in Qatar; 4 more make recovery Next Article Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah makes largest individual contribution ever in support of UNHCR Print 11626 Rate this article: 4.0 Please login or register to post comments.