June 2021 \ Diaspora News \ DIASPORA
UAE healthcare groups rush aid

Healthcare groups in the United Arab Emirates ...

  • Dr Azad Moopen

Healthcare groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have offered work to nurses from Kerala who have been stranded in the country due to Covid job scams, according to a news report. In a report in May Gulf News said: “Several nurses from the south Indian state were stranded after being duped by recruitment agencies who charged exorbitant commissions ranging from Rs 200,000 to Rs 350,000. They were offered jobs at Covid-19 vaccination and testing centres in the UAE.”

Following this report, prominent healthcare groups have now offered jobs to the affected nurses. Speaking to Gulf News on Friday, Azad Moopen, chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “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.”