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UAE Healthcare Groups Step In To Help Indian Nurses Duped By Job Scams

The nurses have been falsely supplied jobs at Covid vaccination and testing centres in UAE (Representational)


Some outstanding UAE healthcare organisations have come ahead to supply employment to nurses from India who have been duped by recruitment businesses on the pretext of offering them jobs at COVID-19 vaccination and testing centres within the Gulf nation, in line with a media report.

Several nurses from Kerala are stranded within the UAE after being duped by recruitment businesses which charged exorbitant commissions starting from Rs 200,000 (USD 2,743) to Rs 350,000 (USD 4,800), the Gulf News reported.

They have been falsely supplied jobs at COVID-19 vaccination and testing centres within the UAE.

Some of the highest executives of the main healthcare teams have expressed willingness to rent the nurses, together with those that haven’t but secured a neighborhood medical licence, saying they’d be supplied help to get a licence within the coming months if they’ve the required qualification and expertise.

Dr Azad Moopen, chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, mentioned: “We are ready to hire whoever is qualified and has sufficient experience with or without licence. They should be able to perform well in the interview. If they don’t have a licence, we can start processing their visas and provide them support to try for a licence.”

He mentioned that his group wants 300 nurses on account of two hospitals developing in Dubai and Sharjah.

Dr Sanjay M Paithankar, managing director of Right Health, mentioned that this group was additionally prepared to rent as much as 40 nurses.

“We have just opened five more facilities in Dubai. They can join immediately. There are flats ready to accommodate them. We will arrange visa, accommodation, transportation plus basic salary till they get the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) license. Our company will also help them appear for tests to get a DHA licence.”

Those who aren’t certified to use for the DHA licence have additionally been supplied jobs as assistants.

Michael Brenden Davis, CEO of NMC Healthcare, mentioned: “We are unable to guarantee job placements without proper diligence. However, our team is anxious to review CVs of those affected, to assess if we would be in a position to help”.

Meanwhile, Consul General of India in Dubai Dr Aman Puri instructed the Gulf News on Wednesday that the stranded nurses should report the matter to the mission in order that they are often assisted with repatriation.

“We have been in touch with the associations and community groups. So far, nobody has approached us seeking help for repatriating stranded nurses. The consulate is willing to assist whoever needs help. If anyone complains about any recruitment agency, we will forward it to the state government for taking action,” he mentioned.

The nurses welcomed the help, saying that they have been overwhelmed to see the response from the healthcare teams right here.

Apart from the brand new hospital openings, Dr Moopen cited a number of causes for the massive variety of vacancies for nurses within the UAE.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he mentioned, many health-care employees who went to India didn’t come again as a result of flight suspension or as a result of numerous different causes.

The UAE on Saturday reported 1,596 new COVID-19 circumstances, bringing the full variety of infections to 554,516. Four extra fatalities took the loss of life rely to 1,648, the report mentioned.

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