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Pakistan to send 100 doctors to Maldives

Mohamed Visham
28 June 2016, MVT 14:08
President Yameen pictured after the ground breaking ceremony of the new 25 storey national diagnostic centre and the official inauguration of the national cardiac centre. PHOTO/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Mohamed Visham
28 June 2016, MVT 14:08

Pakistan government has decided to send 100 doctors from public sector hospitals to Maldives for one year.

According to media reports in Pakistan, these doctors would be sent on deputation base for one year and two thousand American dollars per month and accommodation and other facilitates.

"A letter has been written by Ministry National Health Services Regulation & Coordination (NHSR&C) to secretaries’ health of all provinces, Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) Gilgat Bultistain (GB) and FATA stated that federal government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with government of Maldives in cooperation workforce development is one of the area development during the recent visit of Maldives’s president," media reports said.

The request had been made by president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom during his state visit to Pakistan in May last year.

According to laid down criteria only first division holder in MBBS with three year experience will be consider for selection.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the invitation to attend Maldives’ independence celebrations on July 26.

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