Western Cape to make advance payments to doctors
By Sasha Forbes
27 May 2009
Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha said that the province is prepared to make advance payments to doctors and other health professionals who were hit by delays in implementing a new pay deal.
However Botha said that this will only happen on condition that the funds were guaranteed by the national departments of health, and public service and administration, as well as by the national Treasury.
Botha says this is an attempt to address the dire financial situation members of the medical profession find themselves in.