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Pres. Sirleaf, aggrieved doctors to meet soon

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Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf addressing the COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco
Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf addressing the COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is expected to meet with the leadership of some aggrieved medical doctors to discuss the way forward concerning their pay and current working conditions.

Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, disclosed that President Johnson-Sirleaf will meet with the Aggrieved Doctors immediately upon her return to Liberia this week.

Minister Nagbe clarified that the amounts quoted in the recent statement, issued by the President, were only reflective of the pay structure at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center and not of doctors nationwide.

He said the President is concerned with the situation of the doctors and she, along with other stakeholders, will engage the health workers with the view of improving their current conditions.

Minister Nagbe said discussions between the aggrieved doctors and the Senate Health Committee Chairman, Peter Coleman, Representative Johnson Chea, Labor Minister, Neto Lighe, and the Ministries of Health and Finance representatives are ongoing.

The Information Ministry Boss is, meanwhile, commending the leadership of the aggrieved doctors for their demonstration of maturity and professionalism in presenting their grievances to the Liberian Government.



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