In reference to the statement of H.E. Hilal Hamad Al Sarmi, member of Al Shura’ Council, Representative of A’seeb, in addition to what have been disseminated through local newspapers and the social media regarding the recruitment of intern doctors, the Ministry of Health (MOH) would like to notify that the issue of the 27 doctors graduating from Sultan Qaboos University’s College of Medicine & Health Science and other local and international colleges, who are performing their internship year in the government hospitals, were of the Ministry’s concern once they graduated and joined the government health institutions for training giving the fact that the internship is a complementary year to Licensing of Medicine Profession. The Ministry sought to obtain financial categories according to the standard procedures and since the required categories were not available, it further sought to resolve their condition by taking some internal measures. These measures resulted in having a solution. Consequently, decisions were issued to assign them after completing their employment procedures.
It should be noted that these doctors have not been issued previous assignment decisions but they were under on-the-job training to complete the required Internship program.