Oman needs doctors, nurses
MANILA, Philippines – The Persian Gulf state of Oman is in need of 3,288 doctors and nurses, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Friday.
Baldoz said Oman was hiring due to a projected shortage in medical professionals in the country.
“This latest positive development will certainly boost the chances of our highly skilled and highly qualified medical workers, particularly our nurses, of getting a job in Oman if they are inclined to,” she said in a statement.
The labor secretary said Philippine Ambassador to Oman Joselito Jimeno informed Manila that Oman Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al-Saidi had said the country was facing a shortage of around 8,900 doctors and nurses going to 2015.
Jimeno said Oman needed nurses experienced in obstetrics, gynecology, anesthesiology, surgery (neuro and cardio), intensive care and psychiatrics.
Professional nurses in Oman earn an average basic salary of US$700, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.
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