Police officers are still being challenged to recoup out-of-pocket payments they have made for medical expenses.
Officers have been agitating about this for some time with respect to the provisions of the Police Act.
Corporal Marilyn Harris, Chairman of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), says that, instead of acceding to their request, the Government has opted to take away other privileges from officers.
Further, she says, a clinic has been opened at the Police Headquarters to accommodate officers seeking medical attention, thereby saving the Government money on refunds.
Harris says that officers are encountering difficulty in getting refunds for dentist’s visits, as well.