Doctor’s in Ghana’s public hospitals will continue to stay away from the wards for two more weeks after members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) voted at a crucial General Assembly meeting to keep the status quo as it is.
By a 65-vote margin, the doctors decided to continue the industrial action to press home their demands for improved conditions of service. They voted 213 for the status quo as against 148 in favour of resumption of duty.
Meanwhile, at the same meeting, members of the GMA agreed to drop their mass resignation threats.
Members of the Ghana Medical Association practising in Ghana’s public hospitals have been on strike for about two weeks and have refused to render full services after negotiations with government on their conditions of service ended in a deadlock.