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Saudi Arabia needs 200 Pinoy critical care nurses

via gmanetwork.com – The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in need of 200 Filipino critical care nurses for different cardiac hospitals around the gulf country. According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the test and interview for the positions will take place Read more »

Why are private Egyptian hospitals recruiting nursing staff from overseas?

By David Wood/madamasr.com – Mechell, a Filipina nurse, strides into an upmarket restaurant in Sheikh Zayed City, Greater Cairo. She casually makes a request of a waiter in Egyptian Arabic, and then transitions immediately into speaking impeccable English. She appears totally at ease in her foreign surroundings. Mechell has travelled Read more »

Kuwait to hire 2K Filipino nurses with $900 entry-level salary

via filipinotimes.ae – Job openings are aplenty for more than 2,000 Filipino nurses in Kuwait, according to Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc (PASEI). Filipino nurses can easily draw a minimum monthly salary of $900 at the entry level itself, GMA News quoted PASEI President Elsa Villa. Villa said that Read more »

Ambassador: Nurses among 500 Filipinos losing their jobs in Qatar

By Peter Kovessy/dohanews.co – Nearly two dozen Filipino nurses have been laid off by healthcare centers operated by Qatar’s government, the Philippines ambassador to Doha has said. The remarks are the latest confirmation of layoffs at Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC), which come at a time when the country’s healthcare system Read more »

Duped Filipino nurses back from Kuwait

via inquirer.net – Twenty-one overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returned to the Philippines on Monday after they were made to work as caregivers instead of nurses as what was indicated in their contracts. A report from the Arab Times said the Filipinos were victims of contract switching. The report said the Read more »

Pinoy nurses in Saudi could take MERS global

By Sharon Begley, Reuters The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting healthcare workers. From Houston to Manila, doctors and nurses are recruited for lucrative postings in Saudi Arabia, where MERS was first identified in 2012. Because the kingdom has Read more »

Oman needs more foreign nurses, doctors

ABS-CBNnews.com The Sultanate of Oman will hire 3,288 foreign doctors and nurses to fill a shortage in its hospitals and medical centers, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Friday. Dimapilis-Baldoz, in a press statement, said the job openings are a good opportunity for Filipino doctors and nurses. “This latest Read more »

Filipino nurses extolled for dedication to profession

By RODOLFO ESTIMO JR., ARAB NEWS STAFF The Philippine Nurses Association in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia (PNA-ERSA) recently held its first general assembly at the Al-Jazeera International School in Dammam.

Kuwait to hire 660 nurses from PH

By Maxxy Santiago – ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau Hundreds of Filipino nurses are needed to fill in the vacancies in the public and private medical facilities in Kuwait.

MoH foreign nurses with 10-yr service to lose jobs

By Abdullah Al-Qahtani – saudigazette.com.sa The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced a plan to localize nursing jobs in all its medical facilities.