MoU with UK Opens New Avenue of Employment for Nepali Healthcare Professionals
Kathmandu — The government has signed a bilateral agreement with the UK with the aim to provide highly-paid jobs to Nepali youths in the UK.
Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Eaknarayan Aryal, and British Ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Pollitt signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to recruit Nepali healthcare professionals in the UK’s health sector. The MoU was signed in presence of Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, Sher Bahadur Kunwar.
The MoU has become a new milestone for Nepal in terms of diversifying employment destinations for the country’s youth.
The MoU has established Government to Government (G2G) bilateral agreement on fair and ethical recruitment of Nepali healthcare professionals to work in the UK’s health sector. This pact is expected to encourage individuals seeking healthcare career and help strengthen the healthcare workforce in Nepal.
Once selected, the Nepali healthcare professional will be provided the support required for them to be placed in the UK health system. They will also receive equal rights, privileges, protections and dignity as health professionals from the UK.
Prior to this, the government has signed labour agreement with countries providing high remuneration including Israel, Japan and Mauritius.
The Department of Foreign Employment of Nepal will work with the Department of Health and Social Care of the UK and its designated entity to undertake the recruitment process.
A joint press release issued after the programme reads, “An understanding has been reached to determine implementation protocol at the participation of government bodies of both countries in order to take the recruitment process to the conclusion.”
All the information related to recruitment process of health workers would be kept at Labour Ministry’s website. Applicants, who fulfill the eligibility criteria, shall need to submit all required documents to the Department of Foreign Employment’s online platform.
Nepali citizens aged between 20 and 45 years holding a valid Nepali passport, who have pursued Staff Nurse, Bachelors’s Degree in Nursing (B Sc) or Bachelor of Nursing or Master’s degree in Nursing from a recognized institution by the Government of Nepal can file application.
The applicant should have an active professional license from the Nepal Nursing Council and at least two years of experience in a registered hospital in Nepal. — RSS