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2,000 medical personnel to be hired by Kuwait

The memo has been prepared by the Ministry of Health of Kuwait regarding its requirement for doctors and technical medical staff, to operate new clinics and hospitals, as quoted by a newspaper.


Devdiscourse News Desk Kuwait
Updated: 28-03-2018 20:42 IST
2,000 medical personnel to be hired by Kuwait

The ministry has signaled that 10 years would be required, at least, for Kuwaiti graduates to meet the medical and nursing staff needs. (Image credits: Flickr)

The daily newspaper Kuwait Times has reported that, for new hospitals and clinics, Kuwait is on the spree of hiring 2,000 expatriate medical personnel.

The memo has been prepared by the Ministry of Health of Kuwait regarding its requirement regarding doctors and technical medical staff, to operate new clinics and hospitals, as quoted by a newspaper.

According to the memo, there is a requirement of more than 500 doctors and more than 1,500 nurses, radiology technicians, and other supportive medical staff members. These medical staff members are required from India, Philippines, and other Asian countries.

The source said that the ministry is laying out expat those who are working in the administrative positions. The ministry is replacing them with the citizens. The ministry is planning to make the administrative positions filled with all Kuwaitis within two years.

The ministry has signaled that 10 years would be required, at least, for Kuwaiti graduates to meet the medical and nursing staff needs.

The association's Director General Dr. Mohammad Al-Qinae has said that in 2017, the Kuwaiti doctors were less than the market requirement. He said that Kuwait is in need of doctors as it is heading towards new development projects.

He pointed out that they need to increase the number of doctors as the percentage of Kuwaiti doctors is expected to drop from 20 to 17 percent in next five years.

COUNTRY : Kuwait

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