Beginning 21 May 2018, medical laboratory scientists will be withdrawing some services as part of their efforts to push for better working conditions.
According to the scientists, the government has failed to respond to their demand for quality systems to be put in place in order to ensure quality service is rendered.
Dennis Adu Gyasi, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists, told Obeng Mensah Katakyie, sit-in host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Tuesday, 8 May that the scientists have worked over the years under very difficult environments, a situation that affects their work.
To that end, they have asked the government to improve on their working environment but that has yet to be done.
“The government has employed us to work but the system we are working in is not the best.
“We had discussions with the Minister of Health on 12 April that we want quality systems and quality standards to be implemented so we can also deliver quality work to Ghanaians but no response. And, so, we are withdrawing some of our services.”
“We have series of activities to undertake to register our grievances beginning 21st of this month and it starts with the withdrawal of some services,” he added.