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KATHMANDU, AUGUST 22

The government of Nepal  has signed a bilateral agreement with the UK with the purpose of providing employment opportunities to Nepali youths in the country.

Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security Eaknarayan Aryal and British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt, in the presence of Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare Sher Bahadur Kunwar, today signed a memorandum of understanding to recruit Nepali healthcare professionals in the UK's health sector. The MoU is a new milestone for Nepal in terms of diversifying employment destinations.

 The MoU has established government to government (G2G) bilateral agreement on fair and ethical recruitment of Nepali healthcare professionals to work in the UK's health sector that will also encourage individuals seeking healthcare career and help strengthen the healthcare workforce in Nepal.

Once selected, the Nepali healthcare professional will be provided the support required for them to be placed in the UK health system. They will also receive equal rights, privileges, protections and dignity as health professionals from the UK.

Prior to this, the government had signed labour agreement with countries providing high remuneration including Israel, Japan and Mauritius.

The Department of Foreign Employment of Nepal will work with the Department of Health and Social Care of the UK and its designated entity to undertake the recruitment process. A joint press release issued after the programme reads, "An understanding has been reached to determine implementation protocol in the presence of government bodies of both countries to conclude the recruitment process."

The MoU has established cooperation between the two governments for Nepali healthcare professionals to work in the UK National Health Service that ensures dignified, lucrative and a managed recruitment process to fill the NHS vacancies in the UK.

All the information related to recruitment process of health workers will be kept at the labour ministry's website. Applicants, who fulfil the eligibility criteria, need to submit all required documents to the Department of Foreign Employment's online platform. Nepali citizens aged between 20 and 45 years holding a valid Nepali passport, who have pursued Staff Nurse, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing or Master's degree in Nursing from a recognised institution by the government of Nepal can file application.

The applicant should have an active professional licence from the Nepal Nursing Council and at least two years of experience in a registered hospital in Nepal.

 Source : Rastriye samachaar sameeti -A version of this article appears in the print on August 23, 2022 of The Himalayan Times.