Government and Medical Association (CMD) negotiators met on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, and continued to delve into disputed wage increases and pensions for public hospital doctors. Among the agreements, the government accepted to revoke the pensions of 37 physicians so their wages could be increased and they could retire with higher pensions. It was established the physicians worked at more than one public hospital job.
The president of the CMD Wilson Roa said that the talks would resume on Monday, 8 January 2018. The CMD has requested from the Office of Supervisory State Works (OISOE) a report on the status of remodeling projects at dozens of public hospitals. The works have caused major inconveniences to the medical work.
Present for the government at the meeting were Public Health Minister Altagracia Guzmán Marelino and director of the National Health Service (SNS), Nelson Rodríguez Monegro.
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4 January 2018