Kerala nurses for Maldives hospitals

by VR Sreeraman on  November 11, 2006 at 6:35 PM Nursing Profession News   - G J E 4
Kerala nurses for Maldives hospitals
Nurses from Kerala will soon head for the Maldives to care for patients in hospitals there.

Around 250 nurses from Kerala are to leave for the Maldives courtesy the state-run Overseas Development & Employment Promotion Consultants (ODEPC).

'The first batch of 28 nurses would fly to the Maldives on Tuesday and the rest will follow later,' S. Srinivasan, chairman and managing director ODEPC, told IANS.

'The Maldives has also asked us to recruit 30 doctors and other medical professionals from here, and we are on the job,' said Srinivasan. This is the first time the Maldives approached the agency for recruiting medical professionals from the state.

ODEPC was set up in 1977 to recruit manpower from here to various Middle East countries. It made a record profit of Rs.5.5 million during the previous Congress-led United Democratic Front government last year.

Srinivasan said the agency would next month conduct recruitment for teachers to Oman.

According to ODEPC, the biggest impediment to its smooth sailing is that with recruitment becoming big business it is fully controlled by agents who make a killing by demanding hefty charges. ODEPC has been made to lie dormant by these agents.

While recruitment agents charge more than Rs.100,000 as charges from a nurse bound for the Middle East, ODEPC collects a very nominal fee.

ODEPC is also to get busy recruiting nurses for Kuwait.

'We expect the papers to come from the Kuwaiti government and after that we will start conducting interviews for nurses to Kuwait,' said Srinivasan.

Since the past decade, Maldivian nationals have been arriving in large numbers for medical treatment in hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram.

Maldives has also opened a consulate here to help its nationals.

Source: IANS

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i am a male with 2year experience in msn and 1year in teaching side. am interested to go maldives...
emmbeey Sunday, February 12, 2012
iam a male nurse who has one year experience in a leading hospital in Kerala and have scored an overall band of seven in IELTS exam.i like to know about the opportunities for me in abroad and especially in Maldives..........
leoxa Monday, January 16, 2012
im Adrian Bartolo working at Philippine Heart Center as a Coronary Care Unit Nurse. I would like to apply as a staff nurse at Maldives. Heres my email address; Thank you very much.
adrian_hiro Friday, February 25, 2011
i am working as dialysis unit and Emergency care unit in past 2years now i would like apply as staff nurse in maldives plz contact as 9744894266 kindly do needful things
sidhiqu Thursday, February 24, 2011
gud day im adrian, currently working in tertiary hosp specialized in cardiac cases, i would like to apply as a staff nurse in maldives. how could i get in touch w/ u? pls. need your response thank you very much.
adrian_hiro Monday, January 17, 2011
why dont you send experienced nurses to Maldives instead of sending the newly graduates nursing students that make the few local nurses to suffer a lot. also, the quality of care is disrupted by these nurses who come for the money only. i am telling this with my experience.
rafeea Friday, December 31, 2010
I am Nighil have 3 years experience and have passed IELTS with 6.5 , and I am working in Columbia Asia Hospital in Bangalore. I am seeking a job anywhere in Maldives. Can you please soon help me.
NIGHIL Thursday, May 13, 2010
I am Jemy, have got 2 yrs experience and I would like to work as a staff nurse in Maldives or Kuwait.
jemy- Tuesday, January 19, 2010
i am 2 yrs work experinced , i would like to nursing job oppertunity in maldiv & qatqr
dijin Saturday, July 25, 2009
Great News. Kerala has great potential in the fields requiring education. We at BrainArch always need nurses reguarly also. Anyone can email their resume, certificate copies to us and we will get in touch with you.
guest Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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