Sequel to the agreement between the government of Sierra Leone and Junior Doctors a follow up visit to the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie and top Ministry officials last week was to follow up and get up to date information on latest development with regards their demands.
President of the Junior Doctors, Dr. Abdul Jibril Njai commended the effort of the Minister and assured of their commitment to providing quality health care services to the people of Sierra Leone.
The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie assured the Junior Doctors that their concerns would be addressed and that the government is committed to pay a bio-hazard allowance as they were trained to prevent such hazards, with a non-called allowance to ensure that 24 hours service is given to the people.
The minister said the Ministry will also address the change of management at the Connaught hospital as he said similar changes would be effected in all the other tertiary hospitals including the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) and the Ola During Children’s Hospital.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Amara Jambai told the doctors that during their last meeting they have put in place modalities for them to get from Finance an increase, but to wait for that to be reflected on their pay packages.
He said the changes are expected to change the narrative in the health sector by the end of January this year.
Dr. Jambai told the doctors that one of the strategies they are looking at was to re-energies the Connaught hospital as the ministry has agreed to change the management of Connaught hospital and bring onboard a management to looks at the hospital for the time being with anticipated changes. Credit PRO Unit – MOHS -Edited