Doctors, Nurses Needed in Oman
Philippine Ambassador to Oman Joselito Jimeno reported that the Sultanate is facing a shortage of around 8,900 doctors and nurses by 2015. This is according to their Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al-Saidi, Oman’s Ministry of Health. They are planning to hire 3,288 doctors and nurses from other countries in response to this projected shortage.
Jimeno said nurses specializing in obstetrics, gynecology, anesthesiology, surgery (neurology and cardiology), intensive care and psychiatrics are highly needed in the Arab country.
Professional nurses in Oman receives an average basic salary of $703.79, based on the employment contracts that were processed by the POEA.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said “OFWs wanting to work in Oman should apply only with POEA licensed overseas recruitment agencies with verified job orders in Oman to avoid getting illegally recruited.”