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Association representing senior doctors disappointed with gov't, wants monies owed

Published:Monday | August 8, 2016 | 5:17 PM

The Association Of Government Medical Consultants says it is disappointed in the lack of attention the government is giving to the payment of arrears owed to its members under a 2008 agreement.

The medical consultants say the agreement for that year's payment was signed in 2014 and the rates agreed on last year.

However, the medical consultants association says despite advocacy, the government has not paid the arrears owed to its members under the agreement.

In an open letter to the government, published in The Sunday Gleaner, the association highlighted the track record of its members who it says have been integral in the health care sector, especially in the government's current fight against the Zika virus.

The association says the government does not appreciate the valuable contribution of its members adding that the non-payment of the arrears owed is unjust.

The association is urging the government to pay the arrears as the value of the Jamaican dollar is rapidly declining.

The Association Of Government Medical Consultants represents some 300 senior doctors.