Monday, February 14, 2011

Hundreds of Pinay nurses needed in UAE

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 13, 2011) – Good news for Filipino nurses – a company in the state of Dubai is now hiring at least 200 nurses to work in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Atallah Habib, of the Al Hilal Private Nursing and Medical Services based in Dubai, said they will still need hundreds of nurses and medical support staff this year because of the huge demand for Filipino nurses.

He said Filipino nurses are known for their skills and honesty and the most hardworking in Dubai. “Filipino nurses are really good because they are hardworking and honest and really good in the job and that’s why we are getting more and more Filipino nurses,” Habib, who recently visited Zamboanga City, told the Mindanao Examiner.

His company employs many Filipino nurses and supplies various hospital and private homes in the UAE. He said medical institutions in the Middle East are also sourcing its nursing staff from his company.

The company’s assistant manager Nemia Macabugao, also a Filipino nurse, said they are also hiring Muslim nurses from Mindanao. “There is a lot of opportunity for Filipino nurses because the demand for Filipino nurses is huge. We are known to be hardworking and honest and that’s what makes Filipino nurses the best for the job,” she said.

Macabugao said nurses who have worked in hospital’s emergency room and operating room are also needed by their company. She said those who are interested to work in Dubai can e-mail her on her address “”.

Statistics show that more than 12,000 nurses are unemployed in Zamboanga Peninsula, which comprises the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Norte, including Zamboanga City.

Other reports said more than 200,000 nurses in the Philippines are also without work because there are no vacancies in hospitals. (Mindanao Examiner)

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