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Monday, March 11, 2024

Japa: UK bans foreign health workers, caregivers from bringing families

The United Kingdom, UK, government has issued a statement banning international health workers and carers from bringing their dependents to the country on work visas.

According to the statement released on Monday, the UK said the ban was part of the plans to reduce migration.

This was announced by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, James Cleverly, in a statement on the Home Office X account.

“From today, care workers entering the UK on Health and Care Worker visas can no longer bring dependants,” Cleverly wrote.

“This is part of our plan to deliver the biggest ever cut in migration.”

An infographic was also placed on the account, saying “Banned: Overseas care workers from bringing dependants. 

“120,000 people who arrived last year would no longer be eligible under our new rules,” it added.

Also, it stated that the announcement was made based on the economic downtown facing the UK. It noted that the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has been trying to fix it.

Early this year, the UK banned international students from bringing their families, affirming the measures to cut down migration.

Earlier on Monday, Bloomberg issued a report that a number of job vacancies had dropped in the UK.

Recently, the federal government placed a ban on leave of absence for health professionals relocating abroad.

The Minister of State for Health, Tunji Alausa, disclosed this last Saturday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, saying that health workers going abroad to seek greener pastures must “henceforth resign their appointment before embarking on such journeys”.

The minister who spoke during his visit to the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Aro, said the directive was contained in an Executive Order issued by President Bola Tinubu.

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