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THE South African Medical Association has distanced itself from public health sector doctors threatening to go on strike.
The association says it does not agree with the doctors planning to go on strike and it will not take part in the action.
Sama chairperson Norman Mabasa was reacting to threats by doctors who are unhappy with the implementation of the Occupation Specific Dispensation payments.
"We wish to place on record that this is not the official position or current stance of Sama," Mabasa said yesterday.
"Statements have recently been made by members of the Public Sector Doctors Committee and some groups affiliated to Sama, including the South African Registrars Association.
"The statements pertain to their unhappiness in the implementation and handling of the OSD for doctors by the Department of Health. Confusion has arisen that this is the position of the Sama but it is not," he said.
"Sama clearly acknowledges that many problems have arisen with the implementation of the OSD and several challenges remain. But the ongoing bilateral process between the national Department of Health and Sama is and has been under way to deal with doctors' individual issues that have arisen either in the implementation of the OSD and in some cases non-implementation
"We fully appreciate, comprehend and understand the frustration - and in many instances anger - of doctors at the coalface who are the victims of OSD problems.
"We remain concerned about problems that do exist in some provinces with OSD implementation and urge the national and provincial departments of health to work with Sama to continue to effectively sort out problems," Mabasa said.
He added that the association had repeatedly asked doctors to report their problems so that they can be attended to as soon as possible.