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MOH Denies Involvement in a Committee to Exempt Private Health Sector Investors from Hiring Saudi Graduates
01 October 2012
   In reference to the press leaks recently released by a number of mass media and websites, claiming that a committee consisting of four governmental authorities, including the Ministry of Health (MOH), have recently held meetings at the Commerce Chamber in Jeddah, and approved the exemption of private health sector investors from hiring Saudi graduates, the Ministry would like to make clear that such leaks are completely unfounded. The Ministry has never taken part in any of such committees or meetings.
The Ministry is reaffirming that all available vacancies in the health sector, either the governmental or private health sector, are devoted to the Saudi cadres in the first place, whenever the demanded qualification is available. In this spirit, the Ministry has been keen to staff its accredited jobs with Saudi cadres. And a testimony to this is the fact that the rate of Saudization of technical jobs for holders of health diplomas has reached 99.7% in men, and 70% in women.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health have disseminated a circulation to the departments of private health sector, at the health affairs directorates of all regions, preventing the approval of attracting non-Saudi health cadres (holders of health diplomas) until after having the approval of the Ministry of Labor, and ensuring that no Saudi technicians are enrolled on the waiting list in the demanded specialties. A copy of the circulation has been sent to the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Civil Service as well.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health calls upon all mass media to verify accuracy in their press coverage, before involving the Ministry in such inaccurate fallacies. Information has to be verified and authenticated before publishing.

Last Update : 02 October 2012 11:43 AM
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