The president of the Solomon Islands Medical Association has been sacked for criticising government actions under the Covid-19 state of public emergency.
Claude Posala is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Honiara's regional eye centre.
His termination letter from the Ministry of Public Service said Dr Posala had been criticial of government action on Facebook, saying he posted false information and internal government documents online.
It said Dr Posala's posts had incited public hatred and contempt of the government which was in breach of the Public Service Code of Conduct and regulations under the country's State of Public Emergency.
It said in accordance with those emergency regulations Dr Posala's employment in the public service is terminated with immediate effect.
Dr Posala is yet to respond to or comment on the termination letter.