Pay rise urged for Saudi doctors

27 July 2010

Saudi Arabia's Council of Medical Services has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Finance to raise the salaries of all Saudi doctors and dentists to encourage them to stay in their jobs, Arab News has reported. Under the recommendations, resident doctors would receive a basic salary increase of 15%. Specialists would receive 20% and consultants 25%. The proposal also includes an annual housing allowance of at least SR50,000 if accommodation is not provided by employers.

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