371 Public Health Officers Suspended From Duties Without Salary

Dr. Samateh, Health Minister

A leaked letter purportedly from the Personnel Management Office (PMO) of the Republic of The Gambia has indicated that the Public Service Commission has approved the suspension from duties of 371 Public and Environmental Health Officers from the Ministry of Health.

According to the letter dated 1st July 2022, the said officers will be suspended for a period of two months effective 1st July, following their alleged failure to resume duties after a long “unauthorized“ absence.

The letter which is making rounds on social media with reference number PMD 7/100/03/(11), addressed to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, was signed by O.Barrow on behalf of the Permanent Secretary.

However, LamToro News will make follow up on this case and reach out to the suspended public health officers and the Ministry of Health to dig into to facts of this case.

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