The government has announced a review of benefits and allowances for the health sector in response to an industrial action that was effected by the industry which started on the 1st of this month.

The reviews include a 50 percent increase in night duty allowances and a vehicle loan scheme for health sector workers.

The industrial action by doctors and other health sector employees had exposed a number of patients to life threatening situations prompting a response from the government to circumvent the negative implications of this gap in the delivery system.

The government has now come up with a final offer whose benefits are to take effect from the 1st of April 2018.

The government said it remains committed to ensure smooth operations in this sector.

Following this announcement, government expects all doctors who had withdrawn their services to report for duty with immediate effect.