Thursday, 12 May 2011 13:15
The Bahraini government expressed hope that Filipino medical workers would fill up its urgent need for nurses stressing that Filipino medical professionals are highly regarded in Bahrain because of their professional competence.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that Bahraini Social Development Minister and Acting Health Minister Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi conveyed the message to Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Ma. Corazon Yap-Bahjin when the two officials met recently.
“The Office of the Minister will communicate with the Embassy the Kingdom's health manpower requirements soonest,” the DFA statement said.
At the same time, the Philippine Government has asked the Bahraini government to facilitate the recognition of the Filipino doctors' credentials as medical specialists to enable them to practice as such and receive remuneration corresponding to their professional and educational qualifications.
The issue was also discussed with Dr. Balooshi who promised to look into the matter.
Yap-Bahjin also called on Bahrain Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Hassan Fakhro to discuss, among others, the status of Philippines-Bahrain trade and investment relations.
The Ambassador also discussed with the Minister the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program of the Aquino administration, and the nine priority projects for PPP funding and roll-out in 2011.
They also discussed the possibility of organizing a Bahrain trade and investment mission to the Philippines and the assistance of the Commerce and Industry Ministry in disseminating information on PPP projects to prospective Bahraini investors.
There are around 31,000 Filipino migrant workers in Bahrain. (PNA)
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