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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oman Needs 3,000 Pinoy Doctors and Nurses

MANILA, Philippines - Employment opportunities abroad seem to be getting a little brighter for Filipino nurses and other medical workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Friday.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that over 3,000 vacancies are now open to specialized Filipino nurses and doctors in Oman.

Baldoz said the Sultanate of Oman has announced a plan to hire 3,288 foreign doctors and nurses to address its shortage of medical workers.

“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.

Citing a report from Philippine Ambassador to Oman Joselito Jimeno, Baldoz said the sultanate is facing a shortage of around 8,900 doctors and nurses by 2015.

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