Ministry of Health pays doctor JD 83,000 despite never turning up to work


Published: 2018-11-02 13:11

Last Updated: 2018-11-02 13:29

The Jordanian Ministry of Health in Amman. (Hala News)
The Jordanian Ministry of Health in Amman. (Hala News)
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A report published by the Audit Bureau of Jordan on Wednesday, November 1, revealed that the Ministry of Health has paid a doctor at Al-Hussein Hospital in the Salt Governorate a salary of JD 83,337, even though he had left his position almost seven years ago.

The hospital "expelled" the doctor after he failed to turn up to work for ten consecutive days; he was officially dismissed on 12 February, 2011.

Despite the doctor never actually turning up to work, the ministry continued to pay him a monthly salary from 12 February, 2011, until 31 January, 2017.

Following the release of the Audit Bureau’s report, an investigative committee was formed to look into the reasons behind the delay in informing the ministry about the doctor’s expulsion and continuing to pay him a monthly salary, benefits included.

The committee has also demanded that the hospital pays back the full JD 83,337.