Oman Opens 350 Job Opportunities for Health Workers
OMAN – The oldest independent state in the Arab world is in need of health workers now and here is the salary for nurses.
Several nations across the globe are currently battling hard against the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been more than a year now since it started and, in some nations, it requires an intensified fight now amid the emergence of new variants of the virus.
Among the several new mutations of the virus, one of those that hooked attention is the Delta variant. It caused alarm because of its higher transmissibility rate. It was considered as a factor in the spike in coronavirus cases in several nations.
Countries now are in the pursuit of population protection. Several vaccines have been developed including Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, and Sputnik Light.
The health workers are the top priority in the vaccination now as they are the frontliners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the ongoing fight now, many countries are in need of additional health workers.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Oman is one of those countries that opened job opportunities for health workers. Labor Attaché Gregorio Abalos of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office expressed that there are at least 350 job openings for nurses in the country now.
According to Abalos, the job opportunity pay around Php 50,000.00 a month. The applicant must be vaccinated by either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen and must have received the last dose 14 days prior to the flight to Oman.
Previously, amid the demands for health workers abroad due to the pandemic, the Philippine government implemented a deployment cap on health workers. Health workers groups have been appealing for the lifting of the cap citing the low salaries in the country.