Doctors in Jordan suspend work stoppage
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 14 /Trend/
The Jordan Medical Association, JMA on Monday decided to suspend a nationwide work stoppage for public sector doctors until further notice after meeting with Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, state-run Petra news agency reported.
The meeting agreed that Health Minister Yaseen Husban presents a JMA draft bylaw to a Cabinet meeting on March 19th in order to put needed legislation to be endorsed and go into effect in the beginning of the second half of 2011.
The prime minister stressed the government's keenness to create proper working environment for physicians to preserve Jordan's advanced medical status in the region.
Bakhit unveiled a study by the government to restructure salaries in the public sector in order to "achieve justice, remove distortions in salaries and contracts". He added that the study will be ready on April 23rd.
Doctors at public hospitals and clinics on Sunday started a nationwide open work stoppage until their demands are met namely a health ministry bylaw improving their living status.