Government of India is aware of Healthcare Professionals Qualifications Requirements, 2014 issued by United Arab Emirates that prescribe the minimum qualifications of a Registered Nurse to practice in UAE as ‘Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery’ with minimum course duration of 3½ years.
After intervention from Govt. of India, the Ministry of Health & Prevention(UAE) had clarified that the “Healthcare Professionals Qualification Requirements 2014” regulations are applicable only to new job applicants. Further, those Nurses who are already employed by the UAE as Registered Nurses will be allowed to maintain their status and renew their registration as Registered Nurses. Those Nurses whose licenses have been changed from Registered Nurses to Assistant Nurses will be allowed to retain their status as Registered Nurses and their salaries will not be affected. The regulations are applicable to all nationalities without exception or exemption.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.