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samalogo thumb medium85 87EWN reports that the SA Medical Association (Sama) has called on all medical interns and community service doctors who have not yet received their January salaries to not report to work until they have been paid.  

The Gauteng Health Department last week failed to pay the salaries of some new employees due to a delay in processing their details.  Sama’s Dr Rhulani Ngwenya said that according to their agreement with the Gauteng health department, doctors who had not been paid would be allowed to go on special leave until they received their salaries.  But an intern at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg said that management at the facility has denied this.  “The hospitals are now rejecting us and are now saying that they have not received any official communication from the department and that they will be rejecting the special leave and they will be taking that from the annual leave.”  The Gauteng health department said that payments would be processed during the course of this week and the last group of workers would be paid by Thursday.

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