In an inspection conducted by the Saudi Ministry of Health, it was identified that many of the nurses recruited through reputed manpower firms in New Delhi and Manila had some issues in documents provided.
The agents had forged or tampered with the experience letters in order to get the jobs. The Saudi ministry gives priority to the nurses with a longer time of experience.
The interested candidates to work in the Kingdom must file the case through an agent or manpower recruiting agencies.
According to the reports, the nurses who were involved in forgery were sent to various prisons of Makkah, Riyadh, Eastern Province, Qassim and other regions.
At least 12 Philippines nurses were taken into custody from Jeddah and other cities of Makkah province, while 30 are sent for investigation in Riyadh and Eastern Province.
The public prosecution is coordinating with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities (SCHS) and under the supervision of the provincial emirates to handle these cases. Large number of nurses from India are also having issues with certificates.
One Indian nurse was found innocent by the court and was reinstated. However, her service was terminated and she was deported. Another Indian nurse claimed that she was unaware of the fake document and said that the agent might have submitted it, even she was fined and deported.