Medical doctors in Ghana’s public hospitals would from next resume work after the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) decided call off its three-week-old strike.
A statement issued by the leadership of the GMA after an executive council meeting on Friday urged all members to “restore full services” from Monday August 24, 2015.
Doctors have been on strike and have refused to render full services after negotiations with government over their conditions of service ended in a deadlock.
Only yesterday, the medical practitioners flouted a directive by the National Labour Commission to resume duty and go back to the negotiation table. However, a text message being forwarded to members of the GMA suggests an end to the industrial action.
Below are details of the text message being sent to members of the GMA
“Dear GMA member, at an emergency council meeting held on friday, 21st august, 2015, nec has taken the decision to suspend the ongoing industrial action. all members are to restore full services. this is effective monday, 24th august, 2015.
“This decision was taken to ensure that our ultimate goal to secure signed conditions of service document is achieved. an official announcement would be made later in the day. please note that the greater Accra division cpd/meeting has been postponed to 30th august 2015.thanks