Ghana Medical Association (GMA)
Ghana Medical Association (GMA)

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The Ghana Medical Association, GMA has declared a strike. The move follows the inability of government to resolve their grievances over their working conditions.

A meeting between government and the leadership of the GMA on Wednesday ended in a deadlock.

The doctors exited the almost four-hour meeting and declared the industrial action.

They have also threatened to begin a mass resignation in the coming days.

A statement from the National Executive Committee of the GMA said Government has failed to meet the deadline for completion of Negotiations on Conditions of Service for Doctors working in the public sector.

It said since doctors in the public sector do not have a negotiated and signed Conditions of Service document, the National Executive Committee has no option but to roll out the road map as put forward at its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting.

This includes withdrawal of OPD services starting Thursday, 30th July to Thursday 6th August.

Withdrawal of both OPD and Emergency Services from 7th to 15th August, and total withdrawal of services from the 14th of August.

The Public sector physicians have been at loggerheads with government over their service conditions for several years now.

The doctors gave a June ending ultimatum to withdraw their services entirely if government failed to finalise a document that will serve as their conditions of service, but after negotiations began they agreed to extend their deadline by a month which expired on Tuesday.

Source: GBC

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