The Jamaica Medical Doctor’s Association, JMDA says if the Government holds a hard line and decides to continue to breach the Heads of Agreement and offer some members six month contracts, it reserves the right to seek the intervention of the Court.
Over 100 doctors are reportedly aggrieved at planned changes to their contracts which provide work for them in the public health system.
President of the JMDA, Dr. Mindi Fitz-Henley, says the new contracts offer no job security.
She’s calling on the government to honour the guidelines of the Heads of Agreement.
That agreement stipulates that doctors in the public health system should be offered two or three year contracts.
The JMDA president says if the government persists, the doctors will have no choice but to take legal action.
The JMDA president says the public health system needs all hands on deck during the pandemic.
Dr. Mindi Fitz-Henley, JMDA President.
She was speaking with our news center on Thursday.