The Gulf state of Oman has an immediate need of 3,288 doctors and nurses, as it is facing a shortage of 8,900 of these professional medical workers by 2015.
According to Philippine Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldos, who stressed that mostly needed are doctors and nurses with good experience in neurology, cardiology, obstetrics, gynecology, intensive care and psychiatrics.
“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 in a statement released last week.
She said the information has been relayed to her by Philippine Ambassador to Oman Joselito Jimeno, who was quoting Omani Minister of Health Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid Al Saidi.
According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), professional nurses in Oman earn an average basic salary of $700 per month.
Oman has the world’s 24th largest proven petroleum reserves at 5.5 billion barrels.