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toubab1020



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Posted - 06 Jul 2022 :  11:31:52  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

SNIPPET:
"According to the permanent secretary ministry of health the state has now decided to reprimand those who stayed away by suspending them for two months."


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https://foroyaa.net/is-the-barrow-administration-flexing-its-muscles/
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QUESTION OF THE DAY July 6, 2022

The professional association, the Association of Public and Environmental Health Officers, earlier conveyed what they termed as unacceptable condition of service for public health officers. They called for the immediate remedy for payment of extra allowances. Negotiations followed leading to some going back to work and others staying away. The state ultimately issued a statement calling on the public and environmental health workers to return to work unconditionally. Apparently, some went back to work while others stayed behind.

According to the permanent secretary ministry of health the state has now decided to reprimand those who stayed away by suspending them for two months.

The medical and health workers constitute the first line of defence when it comes to medical and health. The state has to have a policy of reviewing their working condition every year before budgetary allocation so that there is increase in income and annual improvement in their working condition in order to motivate them to stay in a profession which daily exposes their lives to dangers of infection.

There are ways of showing grievances and addressing them through dialogue and cooperation instead of confrontation. Both sides of a dispute must be ready to stay and do what is reasonable and justifiable to merit a solution without negative consequence.

Foroyaa will examine the bargaining methods of the association, the reason that led to the downing of tools and the division among the ranks that led to a chequered outcome. In all these development, both health workers and government must take note that above all the lives of the people matter

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

toubab1020



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Posted - 07 Jul 2022 :  10:44:31  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ahaaaaaaaa a "clarification" well done:

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https://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/headlines/371-public-and-environmental-health-officers-suspended-without-salary
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371 public & environmental health officers suspended without salary

Jul 6, 2022, 10:20 PM
At least 371 Public and Environmental Health Officers have been suspected effective July 1, 2022, for a period of two months without pay.

“This is to inform you that the Public Service Commission has approved the suspension of 371 Public and Environmental Health Officers from duties for a period of two months without salary with effect July 1, 2022. This is a result of their non-compliance to resume duties after a long period of unauthorized absence,” a letter seen by The Point reveals.

The Association of Public and Environmental Health Officers (APEHOG) had protested against the Ministry of Health earlier this year, demanding inclusion in the new allowances scheme of the health ministry among others.

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toubab1020



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Posted - 20 Jul 2022 :  00:38:51  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

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https://standard.gm/gambia-news/suspended-health-workers-apologise-but-are-still-not-recalled/

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By Tabora Bojang on uly 19, 2022

The Association of Public and Environmental Health Officers have complied with a demand by Health Minister Dr Lamin Samateh to apologise to get their suspension lifted.

About 371 public health officers are suspended for two months without pay for failing to return to work after a long period of unauthorised absence as they embarked on a strike over pay.

Concerned with this suspension which raises a spectrum of disruptions to services across public spots and public health facilities, the National Assembly Select Committee on health invited members of the Association for discussions as it probes into the strike.

The committee recently completed its tour of health facilities affirming that services have been paralysed. The president of the Association, Nuha Fofana informed lawmakers that following the suspension of over 300 members by the PMO, they instituted a task force to engage the authorities over the matter because they consider the ‘extreme step’ detrimental to the country’s struggling health care system. “The task force met with the Health Minister [Dr. Samateh] to put to him the implications that the [two months] suspension can lead to, citing that Covid-19 is ongoing and still on the increase but we were told by the Minister that for the Ministry to consider talking to the Personnel Management Office to rescind the suspension, it will require a letter of apology from the executive members, because according to them, they were not very happy with some of the words or sentences we used in our letters,” Fofana told NAMs.

“In fact, we wrote that letter and it was submitted to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health and copied to the chairman of the Public Service Commission and other stakeholders. That letter was written but from then on, we did not receive any other news and no other step has been taken as far as our suspension is concerned,” Fofana said.

Momodou Keita, an executive member of the association, denied that they insulted or intimidated anybody in their letter.

“We apologised not because we have offended the Ministry in any way. We deem it necessary to write an apology letter because we were assured that if this letter was written the suspension was going to be rescinded. So, for the interest of 371 officers who are to go for two months without salary, an apology letter would not be too much and cannot be compared to the livelihoods of all those officers and their families. But since writing the letter, we have not heard any response,” Keita told lawmakers.

The Chairman of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, Amadou Camara, member for Nianija, described it as unfortunate to learn that the process was marred by failures and breaking of promises leading to the ongoing problems.

“As an oversight body over the Ministry of Health, we have seen that services are affected here and there and as people’s representatives, we deem it necessary and fitting to hear from you and then we pave a way forward and see how we best address this problem.” Camara added that his committee will also invite the Ministry of Health to get their side of the story in its tomorrow’s sittings. “When issues get out of hand and affect the people we represent, it obliges us to take up the matter and that is what we are doing,” Camara said.

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Posted - 28 Jul 2022 :  14:17:40  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Related topic:
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https://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/headlines/suspension-of-371-public-and-environmental-health-officers-lifted-but-no-july-salaries
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