Monday, March 7, 2005
Ministry of Health officials in Trinidad and Tobago were early this week trying to identify specialist doctors who could assist in keeping the nation's hospitals afloat. The threat of a shutdown by senior doctors at State-run health institutions loomed.
The move came as senior doctors at the institutions kept their two-week-old threat to withhold their overtime labour after 4 p.m., on weekends and public holidays.
Their decision was the result of failure, after several months of negotiations with government to get a new pay package for specialist doctors.