THE Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) now has a new general secretary (GS) after the post was left vacant for four years.
She is Sue Sikihi a retired nurse who serves in the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) for many years now.
Yesterday Mrs Sikihi signed a two year contract to take up the post.
Mcnald Tua, SINA President said, the appointment of the new GS means they can now proceed to undergo the review of the nursing scheme services or MOU signed in 2007.
He said that the immediate signing of the contract by the new GS is to ensure NISA executive make a quick review of the MOU (nursing scheme of service).
He said there are lot of issues that the government failed to address although it was clearly highlighted in the MOU signed in October 4th 2007.
“It seems the government fails to commit to its obligations with the content of the signed MOU and we are victims now.
“We have never benefitted from our special duty/multi allowance, dirty and danger allowance as stated in the signed MOU,” he said.
Tua added with the latest appointment, they can now proceed to review the scheme.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO