Finance Ministry: Salary has now been deposited to all health sector workers

Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer during a press conference on February 19, 2020. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Finance Ministry had stated that although there were delays in depositing the salaries of employees working in some health centers – salaries have now been deposited for all health sector workers.

The Ministry’s Media Official Mohamed Shanoon told Sun that although they faced difficulties in depositing the salaries of some health sector workers this month – salaries have now been deposited to all employees.

“The salaries of some health sector workers were delayed due to a change brought to the system –as it had taken time to enter the information of some institutions to the systems. Nevertheless, salaries have been deposited now,” he had said.

Health Ministry’s Media Official Fathimath Shooba confirmed to Sun that the salaries of some healthcare workers were being delayed this month – as information updating was ongoing.

Some health sector workers had expressed concern over the delays in receiving their salary for the month of September – on social media.

Maldives Health Professional Union had also raised concerns over the non-deposit of salaries of employees working at health centers in Raa Atoll, Kaafu Atoll, Gnaviyani. Atoll, Haa Alifu. Atoll, Baa Atoll., Faafu Atoll and Dhaalu Atoll.

When the salary for the month of August was deposited to health sector workers – a total of 1,796 workers had received more than their allocated salary, whereas some had even received less than their allocated salary.

The matter was brought to the attention of Finance Ministry – following which they had launched efforts to retrieve the over-deposited amount and deposit the remaining sum of the allocated salary for employees who had received less.

Finance Ministry also stressed that all matters pertaining to the issuance of salary has now been arranged in a way that such a mistake can never happen again in the future.