RIYADH: Saudi Health Ministry has decided to recruit nurses from Pakistan and a policy has also been finalized on this count.

According to Saudi newspaper website, the Saudi health ministry has decided to fill the posts of para-medical staff lying vacant in its hospitals to appoint nursing staff from different countries like Pakistan, Egypt and Sudan.

The documents for the female nursing have been dispatched to three countries, for finalizing the hiring process. Pakistan has been given priority among all other countries and maximum nursing staff will be recruited from Pakistan.

The Saudi Health Ministry has said that the nurses would be appointed specially in the hospitals at Jeddah, Makkah, Madina, Hayil, Qassim, Hasa, Asir and southern province of Saudi Arabia. The health Ministry has decided to enroll more than 26,000 foreigner nursing staff.