The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) would finalize their en-masse resignation decision when members meet for further deliberations on Monday.
The GMA held its National Council meeting on Thursday in Takoradi.
Deputy General Secretary of GMA Dr. Justice Yankson, said on Thursday that they will decide on the way forward after an “extraordinary meeting of all the over 2000 members of the association next week Monday in Accra”.
He indicated that they will also look at “the progress made so far or otherwise and all that was planned in Takoradi will be figured for our total separation from the public service.”
According to Dr. Yankson, after various threats “government hasn’t even come to the negotiation table, no date has been fixed for any negotiation to settle this matter. So for us there is nothing really happening now. All that is being talked about is framework and at the end of the day we are entitled to take our decision. We’ve passed that framework stage. We have looked at those documents, our comments on them have been made clear. But basically for us it’s not a problem, we are just adhering to our timeline.”
Doctors have threatened to resign from the public service should government fail to give them conditions of service absence of which means they have no retirement benefits and also causes them to foot their personal medical bills, among other things.