Ambassador: Nurses among 500 Filipinos losing their jobs in Qatar

Nearly two dozen Filipino nurses have been laid off by healthcare centers operated by Qatar’s government, the Philippines ambassador to Doha has said.

The remarks are the latest confirmation of layoffs at Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC), which come at a time when the country’s healthcare system is struggling to keep up with Qatar’s rapidly growing population.

Ambassador Wilfredo Santos was quoted today in a television interview as saying that more than 500 of his country’s citizens were being laid off from government-run firms in Qatar.