More than 3,000 Pakistani doctors have been sacked from their jobs in the Middle East, as per the reports of local media.
According to the media reports, more than 3,000 Pakistani doctors and health professionals working in the Arab nations having MS and MD degrees have been sacked from their respective jobs.
The Pakistani health professionals faced an uncertain future after Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia declined to accept the MS/MD degree of Pakistan, claiming that it is deficient of a structured training programme which is a must requirement for recruiting the medical professionals.
The step has effectively contributed to making hundreds of medical professionals belonging to Pakistan jobless in Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations.
While speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday, Dr M Arif—the President of the Pakistan Orthopaedic Association and other POA members expressed serious concern over the decision taken by the Saudi Commission for the Health professionals and the Dubai Health Authority for barring to recognize MS/MD degrees issued by the Pakistani universities.
Dr Naeem ul Haqq said that the decision majorly undermined the reputation of the training system of Pakistan and many doctors rendered jobless who had been working in the Middle East since years.