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COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to reach out for work visas

COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to reach out for work visas
March 27
09:28 2020

The United States has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointment. 

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On Thursday, the United States overtook China as the country with the highest number of novel coronavirus patients anywhere in the world.

To further tame the spread of the virus and treatment of those infected, the US is calling out to medical professionals to apply to work in the North American country.

“We encourage medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment,” the statement read.

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The US is also extending visas for medical professionals in the country.

“For those foreign medical professionals already in the United States: J-1 Alien Physicians (medical residents) may consult with their program sponsor, ECFMG, to extend their programs in the United States.

“Generally, a J-1 program for a foreign medical resident can be extended one year at a time for up to seven years.

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Note that the expiration date on a U.S. visa does not determine how long one can be in the United States.”

According to various sources, 77 percent of black doctors in the US are Nigerians.

7 Comments

  1. Coach mike
    Coach mike March 27, 10:55

    They only call when things have gone haywire. The states can’t help others to come close in good times. Anyway, I call on well meaning individuals across the world to apply for US visa and help fight the COVID-19 burden over there and around the world. A victory at any one place is a victory for all. Italy should also open up for more help across the world. God heal our world.

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    • Kingzephyremrys
      Kingzephyremrys March 27, 16:07

      Hello,am not a professional doctor or nurse but i have worked as an auxiliary nurse for four years,am more than willing to help out in anyway possible.

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  2. Sussan cobham Asuquo
    Sussan cobham Asuquo March 27, 15:21

    Am an axalliary nurse…but currently in school of nusing calabar…can i come over and complete my nursing after i work with the medical team to fight the virus…

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  3. Kingzephyremrys
    Kingzephyremrys March 27, 16:04

    Hello,am not a professional doctor or nurse but h have worked as an auxiliary nurse for four years,am more than willing to help out in anyway possible.

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  4. chiamaka
    chiamaka March 27, 23:11

    Your comment..I am a professional nurse I have worked for 5years now

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  5. Lily
    Lily March 28, 13:52

    How can I apply for the visa

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  6. Elizabeth Anyanwu
    Elizabeth Anyanwu March 30, 02:32

    Am a professional auxillary nurse, I have work for10 years now am willing to save life…

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