The covid-19 outbreak has surged the demand for Indian nurses across the globe.
Many countries including Ireland, Malta, UAE, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium have now hit record levels of demand to prepare themselves for future waves of COVID or other pandemics that may hit the world. The demand for nurses in Gulf countries is overwhelming and has multiplied two to three times. The United Kingdom has planned to employ 50,000 nurses by 2025, preferably from India and the Philippines.
Although the vaccination has rolled out, however many countries are witnessing the second wave of the pandemic. Thus the demand for nurses has surged across the world and countries are preparing their healthcare systems for possible future waves or pandemics that may suddenly knock at their door. ICU nurses are in great demand as most countries are looking to strengthen their healthcare systems.
Owing to the high demand of these revered professionals, hundreds of nurses who have been recruited are ready to fly once the visa facility is available. Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants (OPEC), a Kerala government-run organization was usually sending 40 nurses a month. But surprisingly this number increases to 253 in the first 23 days of February, which was more than a six-fold increase.
Why demand for Indian nurses is high?
Indian nurses are believed to be highly dedicated. They are caring in nature about their work and deliver their responsibilities with a great passion. They are well-trained and have a high tolerance against stressful working hours. Old-age homes in countries like Israel and Italy have a great demand for Indian nurses.
Perks enjoyed overseas
A handsome salary along with additional benefits is a great delight for the nurses. The permanent residence permission along with excellent employment opportunities for their dependents attracts more nurses to move to English-speaking countries, especially the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Countries hiring nurses from India are offering free accommodation free and free food. The UK is providing free accommodation for the first 3 months and free food for the first 15 days, while Dubai is offering it for an unspecified period. To attract the candidates for nurse vacancies, many Gulf countries have relaxed the requirement of entrance exams, apart from several other certification requirements from India, and temporarily extended special visa facilities.
How to fly overseas for nursing job?
Certification along with excellent skills and knowledge is a must for candidates aspiring to pursue their career abroad as a nurse. You can enroll in nursing courses such as General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) to land your dream job in the healthcare sector overseas.