Physicians: Don’t take UAE jobs

Via @Skepticscalpel on Twitter:

JOHANNESBURG — For Dr. Cyril Karabus, it was a routine job, albeit in an exotic location. For six weeks in 2002, he filled in for another doctor in Abu Dhabi, lured like many other foreign professionals by the big paychecks that doctors, bankers, lawyers and architects can earn in the United Arab Emirates and other Persian Gulf nations.

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A decade later, while Dr. Karabus was passing through Dubai on his way home to South Africa after attending his son’s wedding in Canada, officials abruptly arrested him, calling him a murderer and hauling him away from his stunned wife.

via United Arab Emirates’ Laws Ensnare a Doctor – NYTimes.com.

Just say no. Australia and NZ are supposed to be nice, civilized places to practice.


Comments

  1. Richard Wolfgang says:

    Not just the physicians,many folks have been lured by the promise of fat paychecks offered not only in the UAE but also in other Middle East countries only to end up in slavery,worse still,they end up dead.