TABUK — The Ministry of Health announced it is finalizing the employment of Egyptian, Sudanese and Pakistani female nurses to work in public health institutions, Al-Madinah newspaper reported on Sunday. Murjan Al-Murjan, director for contracts at the ministry, said the paperwork of these nurses will be processed this week. “Representatives from our recruitment committees are visiting the three countries to hire female nurses and finalize the paperwork. Having more female nurses will be beneficial for the patients. Hospitals in Jeddah, Makkah, Hail, Taif, Qassim, Ahsa, Asir, Madinah and the Eastern Province will especially benefit from the recruitment,” said Al-Murjan. A source from the ministry said nurses are an essential part of any medical team. “Doctors cannot function without well-trained and professional nurses. Public hospitals are in need of more nurses with expertise from different parts of the world working under different medical circumstances,” said the source, according to Saudi Gazette.