Saudi Arabia doctor recruitment continues amid NARD strike

Written by on August 25, 2021

Nigerian doctors in their hundreds began to flood the Ladi Kwali Hall of the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, on Tuesday August 24 2021, as a consultancy firm, Meeds Consultancy, commenced interviews for those willing to work in Saudi Arabia.

The firm organised the interview on behalf of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health.

Medical doctors in various fields such as anaesthesia, ICU, paediatrics and surgery, family medicine and others stormed the venue as early as 6.45am.

Some of the doctors lamented the poor conditions of service, poor investment in the health sector, inconsistent salary payments, among others.

Meanwhile, another recruitment of medical registrars willing to relocate to Saudi Arabia will be held on Thursday.

Medical registrars are senior doctors above house officers but below consultants.

According to a document sighted on Tuesday, the interview would be conducted by another recruitment firm, On Y Va Concept, on behalf of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health.

The document titled, ‘Addendum, Vacancies in Saudi Arabia,’ read in part, “Senior registrars are invited for interview for opportunities in Saudi Arabia; only senior registrars with their membership certificates.

“Come with all documents; certificates and copies, two passport photographs, a letter showing evidence of work experience, a summary of the years of experience in chronological order, a comprehensive CV and forms of identification.”

The Vice-President, Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, Adejo Arome, in an interview with reporters said, “I must truly commend the large number of individuals who came out. We have always encouraged people to look out for other options.

“The Nigerian government does not care about the welfare of doctors; so, the best thing to do is to look out for other opportunities and I am glad that people are gradually seeing the light.”



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