90 stranded Indian nurses in UAE from Kerala land jobs with top Abu Dhabi health-care firm

Ambily MB, Amruta Antony and Lincy Paul throughout at VPS Helathcare hospital in the UAE.
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Dubai: In a heartwarming gesture to accommodate 90 of the 300 stranded Indian nurses, VPS Healthcare introduced their recruitment in their well being care workforce at VPS Abu Dhabi.

It could also be recalled that on March 10, 300 nurses had been duped by a recruiting company with the promise of jobs and located themselves stranded, with out meals and pay. UAE well being care suppliers has magnanimously supplied jobs to all and plenty of well being care teams had been capable of take up the nurses. In this case, 9 male and 81 feminine nurses have gotten jobs. Currently they are going to be working as affected person help workers or service assistants and VPS Healthcare has assured to help them to jot down the examination right here to acquire the related well being care licence to apply as registered nurses in the UAE.

90 nurses chosen for jobs

Many of the nurses who confronted uncertainty for over a month after being a part of a world job rip-off are relieved to have the ability to be absorbed in hospitals in the UAE. Speaking at size to Gulf News, among the nurses narrated how they had been touched by the UAE’s generosity throughout these instances and had been pleased to have the ability to present monetary help to their households again residence.

Nurses’ plight

Amruta Antony

Amruta Antony, 25 from Thrissur, Kerala, who has had about three years expertise as a paediatric nurse, expressed her happiness at working in an expert hospital set-up in the UAE.

“I answered the commercial because it mentioned the job was just for a 12 months as nurses for administering vaccination and I didn’t have to seem for any examination. They promised Rs100,000 per 30 days with lodging (roughly Dh5,000). The wage was engaging. I’m the one breadwinner for the household as my father met with an accident not too long ago. My different sibling continues to be in school. However, once I realised there was no job, I used to be confused. I actually wish to thank VPS Healthcare, which accepted my software and has promised to assist me write the examination for a Department of Health (DOH) licence. This job means loads to me as it’s going to assist me help my household again residence.”

Ambily MB

Ambily MB, a medical and surgical ward nurse with over seven years expertise, who hails from Kottayyam, Kerala, too was dissatisfied when she realised she was scammed. She instructed Gulf News: “I used to be working as a registered nurse in a number one hospital in Kerala. I got here to the UAE with excessive hopes however was shocked once I came upon concerning the rip-off. I’ve paid Rs200,000 to the recruitment company. They had not returned us a single penny,” mentioned the mom of a seven-year outdated daughter, who had left behind her household in India.

‘Harsh’ remedy

Recounting the sequence of occasions, Ambily mentioned, “When we arrived on March 10, 17 of us had been positioned in one condo with three partitions. I learnt there have been different flats the place related numbers had been positioned. Initially, the agent mentioned this was a quarantine facility, then after 20 days after we questioned him he instructed us the consignment of vaccines (that we had been employed to manage) had been delayed so we must wait. We got no cash and after we questioned him once more, he was very harsh with us. We additionally realised our return tickets had been faux. So many people started making use of for native jobs.

“I’m actually grateful that VPS Healthcare known as no less than 165 of us for interviews and agreed to soak up 90 of us. I’ve already begun work and am staying on the hospital lodging. I’m actually pleased I’ve discovered employment in an expert arrange and can be capable to use all my expertise from again residence,” mentioned Ambily.

Going again to India empty-handed was not an choice, she mentioned. “I couldn’t return to India as my household was struggling to pay again the cash we organized to pay the agent. This job has come as a blessing to me I’m assured that I’ll clear the procedures to acquire the medical licence. I’m pleased to be again at work when our companies are very a lot required for the neighborhood,” she added.

Lincy Paul, 30, a mom of two youngsters, was an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse with over eight years expertise. She was pleased to be again at work and hope to clear her examination quickly to have the ability to work in an ICU quickly.

Special interviews held, 41 absorbed

Sanjai Kumar, chief human sources officer at VPS Healthcare, mentioned the group had chosen eligible candidates by means of a particular interview performed not too long ago. “We have given particular consideration to eligible well being care staff, who’ve been trapped for a very long time and going through monetary points. 41 well being staff who’ve accomplished the method have already joined the hospitals beneath VPS Healthcare. The well being care staff who don’t have a sound medical licence can be becoming a member of as Patient Aide/Service assistant.”

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director of the group, mentioned he had instructed his workforce to supply all potential help to certified trainee nurses to acquire licences. “We can be initiating and helping them in processing DoH/DHA Licenses. In addition, to those that had already joined us, 49 extra can be becoming a member of our medical workforce upon issuance of an employment visa. All the related bills, together with their RT-PCR check and BLS above the same old regulatory bills, are being taken care of by VPS Healthcare as a particular case,” mentioned Kumar.

Meanwhile, well being staff thanked VPS Healthcare for providing assist through the disaster. VPS Healthcare officers additionally warned well being care staff to be alert in future, of such job scams and fall victims to it. (*90*) Elsa Oomen, nursing officer on the group mentioned: “Candidates ought to confirm the knowledge associated to the establishment and apply solely after confirming the authenticity of the commercial.”

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