A group of 143 junior doctors undertaking their house jobs at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, have threatened to go on strike if their salaries are not fully paid to them by the end of October.
The junior house officers in a letter to the Health ministry, signed by their leader Dr. Oswald Tetteh said, they are not pleased with the delays in the processing of their salaries even though they have completed the biometric registration process.
“We have completed biometric registration and satisfied all other requirements to enable us receive our salaries though 23 of us still have not had their biometric registration done. This was due to an error in the granting of financial clearance (being left out initially when the remaining 120 were granted and later being granted clearance with a wrong date of assumption of duty) which was no fault of theirs. The anomaly has been rectified and we hope they can have the biometric registration done as soon as possible for them to receive their salaries as well”, the letter indicated.
According to the group, their members “have gone through a lot” and are “becoming increasingly worried” about the turn of events as none of their members have received any salary since they assumed duty on May 18, 2015.
The doctors say they would not continue to work if their salaries remain unpaid by the end of the month.