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WELLINGTON, April 9. Enquiries made by a reporter to-day elicited the fact that none of the New Zealand doctors who worked on the block system during the epidemic has yet been paid by the Department. The position is that the Wellington doctors decided to charge the Government £10 10s per day for the pem>d of the block system. The mattili jffc hung up for a long time, and then an offer came from the Minister to pay £7 7s per day. The local branch of the Medical Association considered and' agreed to accept the offer, provided the Government paid for petrol used, and that any medical men put to the expense of hiring cars should be compensated. It is stated that the doctors here have agreed to work on the block system if there is a recurrence of the epidemic, and they have also agreed to standardise medicines required by sufferers in order to simplify the treatment.

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POSITION IN WELLINGTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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POSITION IN WELLINGTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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