By Zoila Palma: The Belize Medical and Dental Association issued a statement today saying that it is willing to make sacrifices but that it demands legislation so that their sacrifices will not be wasted and misused.
Until then, the association says that it will not be working at full capacity.
The association says that it met with the Nursing Association of Belize, The Pharmacists Association of Belize, and The Association of Clinical Laboratory Science of Belize in which the press release of the Prime Minister was discussed.
“We believe that the best interests of essential workers are not being adequately represented at the negotiating table. The medical and allied health professionals of Belize have been sacrificing for years. We are cognizant of the country’s current economic standing and are willing to sacrifice more for the greater good,” the association said.
However, the associations say that they demand accountability, transparency, and good governance so financial sacrifices will not be wasted and misused.
“We demand that the legislations are passes that to allow for the proper implementation of UNCAC. Until then, we will not be working at full capacity. There is no point in putting coins in a pocket with holes. We demand good governance now,” the associations expressed.