29 Mar 2011

Court looms over PNG doctors strike

2:39 pm on 29 March 2011

A strike by dcotors in Papua New Guinea could be heading to the courts tomorrow.

The National Doctors Association has been on strike since Friday, despite the Attorney General and other authorities filing a court order to prevent the strike.

The Solicitor General has now been told to file contempt of court proceedings against the association.

A reporter from the Post Courier Caldron Laepa says the matter will come before the courts tomorrow and the association's executive could face arrest.

But the association has reiterated its threat to withdraw emergency and skeletal cover, if its demands are not met by the government this evening.

The association's president Dr Kauve Pomat says officials were not able to meet with them last night and they have extended their deadline for withdrawing cover until this evening.