Nurses in India, Philippines seek higher pay overseas

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MANILA/BANGALORE - Rapid response nurse Bijo Cleetus Francis thought long and hard before quitting his job at a Bangalore hospital to seek work in Britain.

A resident of Thiruvananthapuram in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Mr Francis, 26, knew he could earn more abroad, but during the pandemic, he had felt a patriotic impulse to "stay and be my country's front-line worker".

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