HEALTH MEC Sicelo Gqobana has established a committee to address salary concerns of specialists at the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex following a meeting last week.
Gqobana had an urgent meeting with doctors on Friday. Health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said Gqobana was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting and that a special task team was working overtime in King William's Town to sort out the human resources issues within the department.
He said the department was committed to paying all doctors what they were due.
They had to be strict about making any payouts as they wanted to avoid at all costs a similar situation to what happened a few years ago when the department overpaid officials by millions.
"We cannot take this risk again," Kupelo said.
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