Strike 'instigators' warned

2009-06-29 10:39

Port Elizabeth - The Eastern Cape health department says it has written warning letters to two doctors it has identified as "instigators" of the doctors' strike in the province.

This follows an ultimatum to doctors to return to work by 08:00 on Monday.

Department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said on Monday the department had identified the two doctors, one in Mthatha and one in Port Elizabeth.

"We have written to the two instigators of the strike advising them that what they are doing is gross misconduct, and calling on them to refrain from that," he said.

He said the department would take legal action which could include seeking an interdict or even dismissal, if doctors did not return to work.