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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.
Health Minister Abdul Latif Wreikat on Sunday called Jordan Nurses and Midwives Association (JNMA) President Mohammad Hatamleh and Jordan’s Health Attaché to Libya Sami Dlaimi to check on the condition of the Jordanian nurse who was stabbed by unidentified persons in Libya, according to a statement sent to The Jordan Times.
The Jordan Nurses and Midwives Association (JNMA) on Saturday postponed an open-ended strike that was scheduled to begin on Monday until February 25.
The Jordan Nurses and Midwives Association (JNMA) on Saturday decided to postpone a planned strike by public sector nurses and midwives, scheduled to begin on Sunday.
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