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Association calls on nurses to return from Libya

By Petra - Feb 16,2013 - Last updated at Feb 16,2013

AMMAN — The Jordan Nurses and Midwives Association (JNMA) on Saturday called on its members working in Libya to return to the Kingdom after one of them was stabbed and robbed by unidentified persons.

JNMA President Mohammad Hatamleh said a Jordanian nurse was on his way home after work when unknown attackers stabbed him, adding that his condition was stable after he was hospitalised.

Hatamleh also blamed the government for the incident, claiming that there were job opportunities for nurses in Jordan, but they were all given to foreigners.

He added that JNMA members will start a work stoppage by February 25 to press the government to resolve the problems of public sector nurses.

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