Dubai: Hundreds of Indian nurses protecting diploma certificates inside the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are prone to losing their jobs because of a new educational requirement, a media record has stated.
More than 200 nurses have already misplaced their jobs, while numerous others were demoted after the UAE made a bachelor’s diploma in nursing as the minimum educational qualification for registered nurses, the Gulf News stated in a record on Monday.
According to the ones laid low with the brand new norm, nurses with diploma certificate, who continue to be retained, are required to do a Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programme from universities inside the United Arab Emirates authorized by using the Ministry of Education (MoE) by way of 2020.
However, several nurses, who have enrolled for the programs in specific universities, were now facing some other crisis — their requests for equivalency certificate for his or her diploma certificate have been getting rejected.
The MoE is issuing equivalency certificate for diploma certificates obtained from the nation of Kerala, the nursing council of which is the handiest Indian nursing body known through the ministry, the affected nurses said.
Kerala sends the very best range of nurses to the country. “Majority of people are hailing from Kerala itself. But we studied outside Kerala for our nursing diploma courses. A few nurses from other Indian states are also going through the identical issue,” stated one of the affected nurses.
“Many of us have already lost our jobs and now we’re not able to retain our research and apply for some other process, leaving us in a ‘do or die’ situation,” said another.
The nurses stated they could approach India’s Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, who’s scheduled to go to the UAE this week, in search of his urgent intervention to clear up the issue.