Review Our Conditions Of Service Or We’II Strike Next Week-GMA

Review Our Conditions Of Service Or We’II Strike Next Week-GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has threatened to withdraw its services from November 18, 2019, should the government fail to review their conditions of service.

The Association gave the warning when it addressed journalists at the end of its 61st annual conference in Northern Region capital, Tamale.

The statement by the association said: “A one-week window is hereby offered Government (MoH) that is, if by 1800 hours GMT on 17th November 2019, the Conditions of Service Document for Medical Doctors/Dentists working with the Ministry of Health and its agencies has not been signed off for implementation effective 1st January 2020…”

President of GMA, Dr. Frank Akobea, in the statement, indicated that the government has refused to honour its pledge as agreed on the Document signed in September 2015.

He said even though the implementation date of the Document was supposed to have started from 1st January 2016 through to December 31, 2018, that was not done.

He said the GMA has consistently engaged government with the view to renewing the said document but all to no avail.

Dr. Akobea said from November 18, 2019, to 1st December 2019 all Medical Doctors and Dentists working in the public sector will withdraw Outpatient Department (OPD) services.

On December 2, all emergency services shall be withdrawn, he said, adding “from Monday, December 9, all services shall be totally withdrawn.”

Source: Rashid Obodai Provencal|

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