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National Health Commission defends new hospitals authority act amidst mounting trade union concerns

The National Health Commission has defended a proposed hospital authority act amidst concerns that it will disadvantage professional workers at the island’s main hospital.

The Dominica Public Service Union in a letter dated September 14, raised several concerns about job security for health professionals, and questioned the proposed contractual employment for existing hospital staff.

The DPSU wrote that it strongly advises against rushing the Bill to Parliament.

Speaking on Anou Palay on Sunday, Health Commission member H.E Eliud Williams said there is still opportunity to review that aspect of the proposed Dominica Hospitals Authority Act

Meantime, Dr. Donald Peters, another member of the Commission, said there is no intention to put hospital employees out of work.

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