x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Staff shortages delay opening of Fujairah health centres

The centres, built by the Ministry of Works in Rahib, Al Khalibiya and Akamiya in Dibba Al Fujairah, between them need a staff of 165 doctors, specialists, nurses, technicians and admininistrators.

Staff shortages have delayed the opening of three health centres in Fujairah, said the emirate's medical zone chief, Mohammed Abdullah bin Said.

The three centres, built by the Ministry of Works in Rahib, Al Khalibiya and Akamiya in Dibba Al Fujairah, between them need a staff of 165 doctors, specialists, nurses, technicians and admininistrators, Mr bin Said told Al Ittihad newspaper, The National's Arabic-language sister paper.

Emiratisation in the government health sector in Fujairah has reached 33 per cent. It is forecast to rise to 40 per cent by the end of the year, and to exceed 45 per cent next year, Mr Bin Said noted, calling for more Emiratis to be given scholarships to study medicine.

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