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medicaldoctorNews24 reports that Gauteng's Portfolio Committee of Health has welcomed Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa's intervention after her department failed to pay medical interns on time.  

It was reported last week that several Gauteng medical interns and community service doctors had not received their January salaries on 28 January, as expected.  But the committee said in a statement on Monday that it understood that most of the interns had since been paid and the rest would be paid by Thursday.  Following the MEC's intervention, 1,337 community service doctors were apparently paid.  The committee said it would assess the impact of the payment delay, as far as health service delivery and the safety of patients were concerned.  This came after committee chairperson Nompi Nhlapo met with Ramokgopa to get clarity on the matter.  DA spokesperson of the executive council for health in Gauteng, Jack Bloom, said he was "appalled" at the delay.

  • Read Pelane Phakgadi’s report in this regard in full at News24

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