I currently work in the UK as a General Practitioner (GP) but am keen to move to Mauritius so starting to look for job options. I have tried to research the Mauritian healthcare system on the Internet but have found very little relevant information so I would be grateful for any help answering the following questions-
1. Does primary health care exist in Mauritius as it does in the UK, for example would most people initially consult a GP for a non emergency health problem? Or would they go straight to a hospital/private specialist?
2. Do most GPs run their own practices independently or do they work out of larger health clinics along side other specialists? I have found a few Mauritian GPs details but none that seem to have a website with information other than their name and phone number.
3. Are most GPs a public health care service or do people see them privately if covered by their insurance? Or is it a mix of both?
I appreciate some of the information I need would be best to get from a GP already working in Mauritius but initially I would just like to get a basic idea from people who have experienced the Mauritian healthcare system either as patients or through their work.
Many thanks in advance for any help,