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medicaldoctorANA reports that the Gauteng Department of Health said on Monday that it would begin the process of paying overtime claims for hundreds of doctors in the province.  

Democratic Alliance (DA) health spokesperson in Gauteng, Jack Bloom, indicated on Sunday that many doctors at provincial state hospitals had not been paid for overtime and had been told that the department did not have money to pay them.  Apparently overtime had not been paid to doctors at the Tembisa, Leratong and Yusuf Dadoo hospitals and probably other hospitals as well.  Bloom said that aggrieved doctors were threatening to stop working at night, on weekends and on public holidays.  The department advised in a statement on Monday:  “After learning that there were employees who were not paid overtime corrective measures were taken and all those who provided their services will be paid by the 30th of April.”  The department added that all the doctors owed for overtime had been advised to contact their hospital chief executives or head office should they experience further challenges.

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