The govt has dismissed social media reports circulating purporting that the govt has bumped up the Doctors’ wages with amounts varying from $8 000 to $26 000 the Herald reports.
Disputing the rumours, a statement released by the Health Ministry’s Public Relations Department reads in part:
It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Child Care that there is a document circulating on social media purporting an upward review of doctors remuneration package by Government. This statement is false and mischievous as Government has not reviewed salaries of doctors and other Health workers in the manner purported in this document.
Government distances itself from this false announcement, which should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves. The last official review of salaries by Government was in September 2019 when all its Health workers where awarded a 100 percent increase, which still stands.
Doctors have been on strike for the past 14 weeks and have raised 10 issues of concern with the govt which they claim are running down the public hospitals.
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