STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mysore Nurse from Iraq Seeks Govt Help

Caught in debt trap and lured by the assurance made by her agent, she headed towards Iraq.

Published: 08th July 2014 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2014 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

MYSORE: Caught in debt trap and lured by the assurance made by her agent, she headed towards Iraq. She thought she could make more money than what she could earn here. But things didn’t work out as she had hoped. The war that broke out in Iraq shattered her dreams and she came back to Mysore.

Shobha Prabhakaran of Bogadi, a nurse, is now searching for a job after returning from Iraq.

Sharing her experiences, Shobha said: “I went to Iraq in 2012 but returned in the same year. The next time I went to Iraq was in July 2013 and returned on April 20, 2014.”

“We were in debt and had even sold our house to solve the financial problems. It was then I decided to fly to Iraq, thinking I could come out of debt at the earliest. I was employed as a staff nurse in a hospital and the job lasted only for a few months,” she said.

“There is a good demand for staff nurses in Iraq. Most of the patients whom we attended were those with either bullet injuries or injured by explosives. It was on December 26, 2013, the situation turned worse as bombs exploded near my flat. With repeated sounds of gun shots and blasts, I was disgusted,” she said.

The government of Kerala has announced a house, cash and a job for those nurses who returned from Iraq, she said. “I request our state government to provide a job to me. I have an aged mother to lookafter and I am the only woman from the state had been to Iraq,” she requested.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp