Philippines, Bahrain negotiate export of health workers
Quezon City (21 October) -- THE PHILIPPINES and Bahrain are in talks to send Filipino nurses and other health workers to the Middle Eastern kingdom, the Foreign Department said.
The negotiations began in January and are expected to lead to the signing of a deal on medical health services cooperation either later this year or in early 2007, it said in a statement.
About eight million Filipinos, or 10 percent of the population, work abroad. Nurses are a growing segment of the labor export program to graying populations in many countries. (PIA) [top]