Saudi Arabia: country seeks English-speaking docs, nurses

Call for foreign personnel during Arab League health summit

21 December, 15:44

(ANSAmed) - ROME, DECEMBER 21 - Saudi Arabia needs foreign doctors and nurses fluent in English or its health care system will come to a standstill, Saudi officials made known at a summit of Arab League health ministers in Sharm el-Sheik, in Egypt.

The Saudi health minister also voiced this concern to Arab World Association in Italy (Co-Mai) and Italian Association of Foreign Physicians (ASMI) President Foad Aodi.

Summit participants also discussed the need for coordination between Arab and Western countries as well as associations of Arab doctors working abroad, in order to improve health care systems and deal with humanitarian emergencies in the Arab world, Aodi said. (ANSAmed).

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