Additional nurses for Golan

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The Health Ministry will send an additional 6 to 8 nurses to work in the troubled Israeli-Syria border Golan Heights.

The nurses will most likely leave Fiji July end or early August.

According to the ministry: “They are going to work in the hospitals, not in the military. We have taken people from relevant areas like operating theatres because they are just going to manage the hospitals. They are not like the generic peacekeeping force, they just manage the hospital.”

The nurses would receive an additional allowance of $F100 a day plus their normal salary paid by the ministry.

The nurses deployed to the Golan chose to take up the mission, following a call for expressions of interest.