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gautengANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) indicated on Wednesday that payment of salaries to junior doctors doing their internships and community service in Gauteng hospitals will be delayed for a month due to inefficiency at the provincial health department.  

The party cited a notice sent to new doctors at Charlotte Maxeke hospital that their January salaries would not be paid at month end “due to the late creation of posts at Central Office”.  The notice indicated that the posts had only been created on 22 January.  “Unfortunately, it was not enough time for e-government to process them before the salary run on 28 January 2019 therefore, your salaries will be paid on/before 28 February 2019,” the notice advised.  DA shadow MEC for health in Gauteng Jack Bloom said:  “I am appalled that junior doctors will suffer because of the inefficiency of the Gauteng health department.  It is totally unacceptable that they will have to wait a month to be paid.”  

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