- Doctors across the country have threatened to embark on a nationwide strike
- The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says the strike begins in April 2018
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike should the government fail to address the conditions of service for health workers across the country.
Medical officers across the country say the call for implementing their conditions of service and market premium has not been taken to action.
The concerns by the GMA dates back to 2015 when the erstwhile Mahama administration greed and signed conditions of service document for doctors working under the ministry of health and its agencies.
Newly elected president of the GMA, Dr. Frank Ankobea has therefore argued that government has taken doctors for granted. Speaking in an interview with the media, the president hints of a massive laydown of tools in 2018.
“The GMA therefore decides that if all the issues of full implementation of conditions of service and market premium together with the related matters of conversion difference and reduced pensions are not dealt with by government immediately, the GMA by 18 hours GMT, April 30, 2018, will begin a series of activities that will definitely affect the current industrial climate,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the government is yet to comment on this issue as engagements with between the Association and the ministry of health is expected to begin.
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