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Lab Scientists Call Off Strike

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The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has called off its strike with immediate effect.

This decision comes after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the leadership of the Lab Scientists and the Ministry of Health (MoH).

In a statement issued by the association, members of GAMLS are expected to return to post.

“On behalf of the National Executive Council of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS), we inform our members that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed on this day of 1st June, 2018 between the Ministry of Health and GAMLS on the three key issues that compelled us to lay down our working tools,” the statement read.

A roadmap for the implementation of the MOU and other related resolutions would begin on Monday, June 4, 2018.

“Leadership assures all members of our total commitment to the full implementation of every item in the signed M.O.U. for the benefit of our members and cherished Clients. We seek your continuous support at each stage of implementing the agreed roadmap. We further pledge that the Association will stand by members who have been intimidated or victimised by management owing to their participation in this strike,” the statement assured.

The strike which began last month was directed at addressing salary disagreements which according to the protestors had existed for over five years.

The strike has since left hundreds of patients at public hospitals stranded, with many resorting to private entities for their lab investigations and at higher cost.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ ksogbey@gmail.com

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