President Sirleaf Appeals to Doctors to Show Patriotism amid Service.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016
President Sirleaf Appeals to Doctors to Show Patriotism amid Service.
President Sirleaf Appeals to Doctors to Show Patriotism amid Service.
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

Marrakech, Morocco: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to Liberian Doctors to show patience and patriotism by continuing their service to humanity.
According to a dispatch from Marrakech, Morocco, the Liberian leader in a special but passionate message observed that in 2006, at the start of the administration, the salary and benefits of Doctors was $70.00, or its equivalent in local currency, with several delays in monthly payments. 
President Sirleaf said although working conditions for Doctors left so much to be desired, today, the salary and benefits average US$4,000.00 for Doctors and US$1,500.00 for Government sponsored interns with on time monthly payments and improved working conditions.
She said recent delays in payments reflect the need to make changes in the currency of payment, in reflection of the serious financial situation in the country.
President Sirleaf said nevertheless, Cabinet discussions have centered on the need to improve the salaries and benefits of Doctors particularly those who are specialists in order to provide better incentive for their valuable service.
She then thanked Senator Coleman, Ministers and officials who are having ongoing consultations with the Doctors and I ask them (Doctors) to meet with her upon return to the country.