January 16: Nepal and the United Kingdom have agreed to establish labour relation between the two countries, especially involving the nursing sector.
The two countries reached an understanding during a meeting held between the officials of both the countries on Friday to send workers from Nepal to the UK. According to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, the UK has agreed to provide employment opportunities to Nepali workers.
Labour ministry’s spokesperson Dandu Raj Ghimire confirmed that the two countries have decided to sign an agreement to make arrangement of employment for Nepali workers in London.
According to the state-owned national news agency RSS, representatives of 'Department of Health Services' and 'National Health Services' of the United Kingdom and representatives of the Government of Nepal agreed to sign an accord in this regard within March. As per the understanding, both sides will involve in drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Ghimire shared that an understanding has been reached to finalize the issues of relocating the Nepali workers to health sector of London as soon as possible. However, the modality of relocating the Nepali workers has not been finalized yet.
It is believed that the human resources of Nepal’s nursing sector would get employment opportunity under the National Health Services of London.
Chief of Employment Management Division under the Labour Ministry, Rajeev Pokharel, Under-Secretary Thaneshwor Bhusal, representatives of Department of Foreign Employment and Foreign Ministry attended the meeting on the behalf of the Government of Nepal. Similarly, representatives of the Department of Health Services, National Health Services and Embassy of the United Kingdom in Kathmandu were present in the meeting, RSS reported.