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DFA: Bahrain wants to hire Pinoy medical workers

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Bahrain wants to hire more Filipino medical workers who are known for their "professional excellence." According to the DFA website, Bahraini Social Development Minister and Acting Health Minister Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi said the kingdom informed the Philippine Embassy about its health manpower requirements. In March, the Philippine Department of Labor (DOLE) issued a deployment ban to Bahrain, home to some 31,000 Filipino workers. Doctors, nurses charged The DFA statement came after the Bahraini government charged last week the doctors and nurses who helped wounded demonstrators during the months-long street protests in Bahrain. According to a May 3 report of the "News 24" site, Bahrain's justice minister said doctors and nurses who treated injured anti-government protesters during months of unrest in the Gulf kingdom will be tried in a military court. The report mentioned that Khaled bin Ali Al Khalifa said 23 doctors and 24 nurses face protest-related charges, including participating in attempts to topple the Sunni monarchy. - VVP, GMA News