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Zee Jay Associates

INVITATION TO SULTANATE OF OMAN
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Dr. Arif Sohail Sheikh

ABOUT Dr. ARIF SOHAIL SHEIKH

OK dear fellows, let me first introduce myself toy you for your orientation about me and my whereabouts. Yes I am Dr. Arif Sohail- an X graduate of PMC. I cleared my M.B.B.S in 1986- finished my internship in Medicine & Surgery and later on joined WAPDA as Medical Officer. Now I am here in Oman since 1995 working as a General Duty Medical Officer- got promotion as Senior Medical Officer last year & now here I am with all of you friends and the main purpose of this documentation is to provide you with all the facts and figures to encourage you friends to come to this part of the gulf- not only to earn the money but to enjoy the life especially the family life which is equivalent to ZERO in Pakistan under the present circumstances where people like us are engaged in multiple jobs to earn for their survival at the cost of their family lives.

YES, this is the real time to think and to act immediately as I know one thing that all the Pakistani doctors, they have the real potential, they have the guts and they are the true hard workers. The only thing that is lacking among us is the proper guidance & the the channel to use as we are so much used to Bypass channels in our home country that we forgot the proper channel & its proper use.

HOW IS OMAN LIKE?

Sultanate of Oman, headed by the King Sultan bid Qaboos bin Saed AlMoazzam, is considered as one of the most clean & pretty countries in the Gulf. Last year Oman was awarded as the 2nd best country in the world in providing the best health care. This award was given by non other than WHO. I know as I have worked in ICU for more than 6 years here in Oman in a major hospital & I can make out & second the extra ordinary care being provided to the patients here in Oman especially to the critically ill patients and such care we can only dream of in our country.

The most beautiful & well established city of Oman is its capital MUSCAT. This is a well organized & well maintained and very well disciplined city where law is everything. There is a major motorway connecting the capital to the other cities. On one side there is Arabian sea and on the other side there is the popular desert of Oman. Most of the cities are existing alongside the sea shore which covers one side of the country. The traffic here in Oman is as disciplined as its people. The local police has got all the powers of maintaining the law & order & they are very well maintaining it for the integrity of their country. The most difficult task here in Oman is to get the driving liscence. Many of my colleagues, I remember got it on their 15th try.. You really have to prove your driving skills & be perfect to achieve your goals for the driving liscence.

The climate in Oman, yes as expected is very HOT & humid near the coastal areas. There are places like Murree in our side called Salalah which is the tourist point & every year attracting many tourists all over the world. There are plenty of beaches in Oman & the biggest TURTLE BEACH of the world is also situated in Oman where you can find turtles weighing in TONS.

The roads of Oman are the real luxury for the long distant drivers and you really love to drive on these roads. The average speed used to be 140-150. There are very svere RTAs because of fast moving vehicles & the casualties are too on the higher side as this is the major cause of death here in Oman. Oman is one country where you will find almost all the new cars as these people they donot keep the old cars which goes ultimately to the Egyptians as they are the real Kanjoos community in the gulf.

In contrary to Pakistan, Oman’s population is less than what we are having in Faisalabad and then this country is very rich in Petrol. I myself has seen the Petrol Wells where the petrol is coming out like water. Infact this place is in the desert attached to Ibri- my work place. This area is overwhelmed by the so called GORAS ( British People ) as they are the one who got the contract for withdrawl of Petrol and are taking away 75% of Petrol from here.

WORKING CONDITIONS IN OMAN

These are the best especially for the doctors. If you are selected as Medical officer, you will be provided with the family visa; that means you with your spouse and three kids will travel free of cost at the expenditures of Ministry of Health every year & will be provided with the family accommodation which will be fully furnished in the area of your posting. Salary starts from 450 Omani ryals ( 1 Ryal= 175 Rs. Pakistani ). So its more than 75000 Rs. ( Is’nt it enough ) for the beginning. You will be entitled to get 4 leaves per month as your annual leave which will keep on depositing in your account till you go for your annual leave & on your leave you will be provided with the ticket money & advance salary for your leave period to enjoy your holidays. With each year of service, one basic salary will be added to your graduity which will be the blessing in disguise when you will leave the country for the final exit. The most important thing is to earn what we call RIZK-E-HILAL as you will work & will get paid accordingly, not like our place where everyone is trying to escape from work by hook or by crook. Then you will get the certain opportunity to go for HAJ with your fsmily after a couple of years working here & will certainly love to go for haj as it’s too easy when you are the resident of this country. The whole process will be completed in less than 20 days and you will be the HAJIs.

Being the true Islamic country, the people here in Oman are true lover of the religion & religious customs. Everyone goes to the mosque especially for the Magrib prayers. All are keeping Islamis beard & stick to the values of Islam. After coming here, I came to know the real meanings of Islam as these people they are still following the basics of Islam which were there at the time Islma was introduced for arabs. Simplicity, honesty, loyalty and indiscrimination between the rich & the poor are some basic rules to follow over here & that’s the reason why God has given them too much in the form of OIL. There is no concept of PEERI- MUREEDI here in whole Gulf. I donot know from where it has reached to our country but definitely not from the Gulf.

WHERE SHALL WE APPLY?

Very simple, write an application to the following address asking for the post you are entitled for and then wait for their call & mind it our ministry definitel responds to your call. The address is as under,

The Directorate General of Health Affairs,
P.O.Box. 393, Post Code.113,
Ministry of Health, Muscat,
Sultanate of Oman.

The basic requirements are as under,

  1. Medical Officer……………M.B.B.S with 3 years experience. Salary. 450 Ryals.
  2. Junior Specialist…………...Post Graduate Degree with 2 years postgraduate experience. Salary. 600 Ryals.
  3. Specialist…………………...Post Graduate Degree with 5 years PG experience. Salary. 800 Ryals.
  4. Senoir Specialist……………Post Graduate Degree with 8 years of PG experience. Salary. 1200 Ryals.
  5. Consultant…………………Foreign Postgraduation with 8 years of PG experience. Salary 2400 Ryals.

SO GO AHEAD, JUST CLICK YOUR LUCK, JOIN OMAN TASK FORCE AS A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND YOU MAY FIND ME ON MUSCAT AIRPORT IN ORDER TO GIVE YOU A VERY WARM WELCOME ON JOINING THE MINIDTRY OF HEALTH, OMAN.

Please don’t mind in asking any queries in your mind as I am here to help you people for the same

ALL THE BEST AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

DR.ARIF SOHAIL SHEIKH.
drarif@omantel.net.om

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