Officials at the Solomon Islands' ministry of public service say they are hopeful a planned doctors' strike can be avoided.
Friday's nation-wide action is being organised by the Solomon Islands Medical Association over grievances with government's failure to review a decades old scheme of service.
A 28 day strike notice by the association lapsed on Monday, but doctors delayed the action to conduct an awareness campaign so the public know what to do in cases of serious medical emergencies once the strike kicks off.
The public service ministry presented two proposals for a revised services scheme but both were rejected by the medical association.
However ministry officials said they were optimistic a new offer being presented to the association this afternoon would be acceptable and that a strike could be avoided.
Earlier in the week the government reportedly criticised the doctors' proposal as being 'financially colossal and 'ignorant' of the country's fiscal and economic status.