Doctors Extend Mass Resignation Deadline

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The General Assembly of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has extended its mass resignation deadline to July 31, 2015.

The doctors had earlier on given government up to June 30, 2015 to give them adequate conditions of service.

Speaking to the media after a crucial general assembly meeting in Accra, Deputy General Secretary of the of the GMA, Dr. Justice Yankson said the deadline has been extended for negotiations which began on Monday to continue with government.

According to him, a gradual withdrawal of service would be directed by the general assembly after the one month extension expires end of July.

In the first week of August, they will refuse to provide services at the Out Patient Departments (OPDs) in the public medical facilities.

The doctors say, they will only provide emergency services in the second week, totally withdraw all services by the third week of August and implement the final decision in the fourth week if by that time their demands have not been met.

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