BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
SOLOMON Islands Medical Association (SIMA) is grateful to the Solomon Island Government for signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU) of the doctors scheme of service.
The SIMA in a signing ceremony yesterday commended the government through Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Health and Medical Services for their response which has resulted in a MOU.
SIMA President Dr Claude Posala said SIMA is grateful that they have come to an agreement to resolve the issue of doctors’ scheme of service, which paves a new direction for them.
He appreciated and is happy with the government that their dialogue recently has come to fruition.
“That kind of dialogue with the Solomon Islands Government is one good direction, and we want that good direction to be continue for any time such issues arises it can be done by dialogue, not in industrial action,” Mr Posala said.
With the successful event, SIMA requesting government to keep the environment open so that any other issues they have it quickly solve.
Ministry of Health and Medical Service Permanent Secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda is also happy they have come to sign an MOU with SIMA.
Mr Dalipanda acknowledged SIMA for their patients and effort that they have come into comprises and agreed to sign an MOU with government responsible Ministries.
Yesterday’s event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Public Service, Ministry of Health and Medical Services and executives of the SIMA which take place at Regional Eye centre.