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Nurses Submit Demands to The Ministry of Health in Jordan

JNMAOn Monday, a senior Jordanian government official said “The Ministry of Health is currently studying a proposal by the Nurses and Midwives Association () to increase salaries of public sector nurses” Yassin Husban, Minister of Health, said to The over the phone yesterday “The ministry is aware of the urgent need to improve incentives for nurses working in the ministry’s hospitals and health centers. We cannot meet these demands overnight as we have to study them based on the budget we have”.

The minster also mentioned that in order to increase salaries, the ministry submitted demands by the Jordan Pharmacists Association (). In case of the ministry does not meet their demands, members of both associations will take action. “The association will take action if the ministry does not improve nurses’ financial benefits and incentives before Thursday March 31. We have not yet decided whether we are going to stage a sit-in, but we will hold a meeting on Thursday to agree on the procedure we will adopt” JNMA President Khalid Abu Azizeh told The Jordan Times yesterday.

In the same time, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported that JPhA members working in the public sector said “They will hold a sit-in on Saturday in front of the Professional Associations Complex in Shmeisani to urge the government to meet their financial demands and give them the same incentives as doctors and dentists”  “The 300 public sector pharmacists also plan to carry out a work stoppage on April 17 if the government does not meet their demands” JPhA President Mahmoud Ababneh revealed.

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