(MENAFN - Arab News) Women medical workers here have slammed a proposal by the ministry of health to introduce a two-shift work day by the end of may
Female employees working at hospitals here reportedly recently filed complaints about the plan with their local health department. these would be sent to minister of health abdullah al-rabeeah
Women workers said they cannot work two shifts in one day because it would have a negative impact on their lives especially on married women. they said the proposal was not in the public interest
Hajar ismail a nurse said the decision would expose women to many problems. life would be difficult for them if they have to go home an then return to work twice daily
The supervisor of a health center west of dammam said women are unhappy about the plan and argued that it would affect the productivity and efficiency of the facility
A source at the eastern province health directorate said the plan was still under study. the heads of the country's health departments would hold a meeting soon on the matter
Saad al-ghamdi director general of health centers in the kingdom confirmed that the plan is being considered. 'the health minister has ordered a study into the matter. the issue hasn't been decided yet.
He said there would be considerable consultation first before a decision is taken.