Solomons' govt agrees to new scheme of service for doctors

6:38 pm on 9 January 2018

The Solomon Islands' government has agreed to revise its scheme of services for doctors after medical practitioners threatened a nation-wide strike.

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The protest action was withdrawn by the Solomon Islands Medical Association on December 27 after weeks of negotiations and multiple rejections of government offers for a revised scheme.

Officials from the Ministry of Public Service said a memorandum of agreement, being drafted this week for representatives of the medical association and government to sign off, would be the basis for implementing the new scheme.

In a release announcing the withdrawal of the strike action, the medical association executive thanked doctors around the country for their cooperation and welcomed the government's accommodation of doctors' concerns.

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