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Denmark unveils sweeping changes for foreign workers in healthcare sector: Details inside

08:43 PM | 10 Jun, 2024
Denmark unveils sweeping changes for foreign workers in healthcare sector: Details inside

COPENHAGEN - The government of Denmark has announced a series of fresh regulations concerning foreign labor within the healthcare sector. 

The changes have been confirmed by the portal Newtodenmark.dk which is managed jointly by the Immigration Service and the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).  

Commencing on July 1, social and healthcare professionals will be included in the Positive List for Skilled Workers, affording access to 1,000 residence and work permits. 

It is to be clarified that if there is a deficit of social and healthcare workers by July 1, 2024, it will be possible to grant social and healthcare workers a residence and work permit according to the Positive List for Skilled Work.

As part of the changes, the updated regulations entail an expansion of the authorization scheme, facilitating healthcare practitioners to secure a residence permit for attaining Danish authorization.

In this regard, applicants must undergo evaluation by the Patient Safety Authority through an authorization procedure specifically tailored for healthcare professionals.

Moreover, effective July 1, holders of residence permits under the authorization program will no longer require separate work permits, streamlining their ability to work in Denmark during their authorized tenure.

The government has highlighted that the rules also apply to individuals with an already valid residence permit according to the authorization scheme, even if this does not appear on the residence permit.

In the future, authorities will also grant a six-month extension for job searching in the extension of the authorization stay; this period can be used to seek employment in Denmark after the authorization process ends.

The changes are comprehensive in the sense that the applicants with existing residence permits under the authorization scheme must independently apply for a job search residence permit. Moreover, the job change rule will be extended to be implemented if you have a residence permit under the authorization scheme.

Another initiative aimed at retaining international talent within the country is that the foreign students specializing in professions facing shortages will enjoy extended stays in Denmark, Schengenvisainfo reported.

As far as the sectors in which the shortage of professionals is concerned, the 2023 EURES Report gives a glimpse of the situation; the report mentions home-based personal care workers, Child care workers, dental assistants and therapists, pharmaceutical technicians and assistants, medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians, midwifery professionals, nursing professionals, specialist medical practitioners, and generalist medical practitioners as the professions in which there is still a shortage.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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