Czech clinic lures nurses with free plastic surgery

25th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

Nurses who sign a three-year contract with an understaffed Prague clinic will be able to enjoy incentives of boob jobs, liposuction or tummy tucks.

Prague – An understaffed Prague clinic has signed up nurses by offering boob jobs, liposuction and tummy tucks as a bonus.

Nurses, doctors and secretaries who sign up with the small private clinic for three years can choose their free plastic surgery.

"It has been a success," Jiri Schweitzer, a manager at the Iscare clinic, told AFP, adding the establishment was now fully staffed and had to reject dozens of beauty-hunting job applicants.

Petra Kalivodova, a 31-year-old nurse who has been working at the clinic for four years, has had a breast implant -- the most popular choice among nurses -- so she underwent liposuction for her signing-on perk.

"I have mentioned this to colleagues and friends, and the interest in working here is huge," she added.

The clinic charges up to CZK 75,000 (EUR 2,823, CHF 4,268) for a breast implant, almost three times the average nurse's monthly wage, and up to CZK 50,000 for liposuction.

Many Czech nurses have been tempted to leave the country by higher wages offered in western European nations and the Czech health system now needs about 6,000 nurses in addition to the 90,000 it already employs, according to official data.

AFP / Expatica

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