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Ghana Medical Association threaten strike over conditions of service

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Medicals doctors are threatening to embark on strike next week if government fails to address their concerns over new service conditions.

The health professionals gave the indication in a communiqué following their 61st annual general conference in Tamale.

“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, the following set of activities shall kick start:

”a. Effective Monday, 18th November 2019, all Medical Doctors/Dentists working in the public sector shall withdraw Outpatient Department (OPD) Services. This would continue till Sunday, 1st December 2019.

b. From Monday 2nd December, 2019, to Sunday 8th December 2019 emergency services shall be withdrawn.

c. From Monday, 9th December 2019, all services shall be totally withdrawn.”

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