CAIRO: Saudi Arabia will contract female nurses from Egypt and Sudan, after the Kingdom only brought in nurses from India, the Philippines and Bangladesh for years, Saudi newspaper al-Watan reported Thursday.
The Saudi Health Ministry dispatched a committee to the two states to hire nurses, especially those specialized in intensive care, emergency and mental health. The recruitment will be ongoing until mid-January, according to al-Watan.
Each committee will consist of nine specialists to select nurses to fill the gap in the profession in the oil-rich state.
Egyptians who work in Saudi Arabia are estimated at about 968,000, topping expatriates employed in the Kingdom.