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Doctors to get OSD payments

2009-12-19 19:12

Johannesburg - Doctors awaiting their Occupational Specific Payment (OSD) will be paid on Monday, the department of health said on Saturday.

The SA Medical Association (Sama) said in a statement on Friday that many doctors had not been paid the once-off OSD gratuity payment months after they were supposed to have received it.

Health department spokesperson Charity Bengu said the department acknowledged there was a delay in the payment of the OSD to doctors.

"The matter has been detected by the department of health.

"Every effort was taken to correct the situation and doctors will be paid their OSD and they will receive their money in their bank accounts on Monday December 21," said Bengu.

The balance of payment would be made on December 24, she said.

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