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Government, JMA reach agreement on incentive system for doctors

By JT - Sep 19,2019 - Last updated at Sep 19,2019

AMMAN —The  Jordan Medical Association (JMA) on Thursday announced the suspension of all escalatory measures it has recently threatened to take after reaching an agreement with the government on amendments to the incentive system. 

 In a statement, the association said the agreement was reached following a meeting with Health Minister Saad Jaber to discuss the demands of public sector physicians, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

JMA added that Jaber was “positive” with regards to meeting doctors’ demands.

The association has held a number of meetings with the health minister, demanding a review of the incentives system, but no agreement had been reached before Thursday. 

On his Facebook page, JMA President Ali Obous claimed that the ministry promised to grant doctors at public health facilities a 40 per cent allowance on medical reports issued to guest workers and foreigners living in the country. 

To give the government enough time to implement the agreement, the association announced the suspension of all escalatory measures, according to Petra.

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