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Some Gauteng doctors "get a salary on Friday"



Several doctors and GPs were informed on Monday not to receive their January salaries.

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JOHANNESBURG – Medical Association of South Africa says the National Health Service has committed that Gauteng doctors will pay their salaries on Friday.

Several doctors and GPs were informed on Monday not to receive their January salaries.

The department states that non-payment was due to delays in the processing of personal data on new employees.

The doctors in the province said that Eyewitness News about their frustrations to slow down monthly expenses due to non-payment.

Several doctors from more than five hospitals say they have been told that their salaries will be paid on February 28th.

The association says the commitment to pay for the doctor was done by the health department.

The Eddie Ngwenya Association says: "The National Directorate-General has confirmed and co-operated with provincial health unions and has done it."

Ngwenya says that if the department fails to meet its commitment, doctors will act.

"There is a possibility that doctors will no longer provide services for which they are not paid for."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)


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