Muscat: An Indian origin businessman has come forward to recruit the 46 Indian nurses who were rescued from war-torn Iraq last week. M.M. Ramachandran, chairman of Atlas Jewellery and Group, announced in a statement, that all 46 nurses are welcome to work at hospitals owned by the group in Oman.

“We are extremely happy to offer them jobs at this critical juncture. I am very happy to help those who faced such hardship,” Ramachandran said.

Atlas Healthcare division owns and runs two hospitals – one in Al Ghubra near Oman’s capital Muscat and the other in Ruwi in Muscat.

The group started out with its first showroom, trading in gold jewellery in Kuwait in the 1980s, which later also expanded into film production and healthcare in Oman.