Thousands of Indian nurses at risk in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are at risk of losing their employment because of a recent academic provision. This comes after Pakistani doctors are no more eligible to work in Saudi Arabia, Qatar the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain and some other Arab countries as their post-graduate MS (Master in Surgery) /MD (Doctor of Medicine) course in the Kingdom have been de-recognized. More than 200 nurses have already lost their jobs, while many Indian nurses at risk have been demoted after this regulation passed in UAE. Besides, nurses with diploma certificates, who were allowed to stay, were required to do a Post Basic BSc Nursing Programme from universities in the UAE recognized by the Ministry of Education. Nevertheless, many nurses who have studied in various universities for the programs have now experienced another problem — their applications for an equivalence certification for their degree credentials have been denied. The MoE is granting certification of equivalence to diploma qualifications earned from the state of Kerala, whose nursing council is the only Indian nursing agency recognized by the government, said the affected nurses.