Ghana Medical Association threatens strike over outstanding issues and related arrears

The National Executive Council (NEC), of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has raised concerns about the recent rise in covid cases with the delta variant leading infections.

The Association also raised issues over government’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic.

They include the nature of testing for covid-19 and delays in the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines.

These the GMA believes have led to the 3rd wave of the pandemic, driven by the Delta and Alpha variants.

In a communique issued by the association after its 4th NEC meeting in Accra, the Association threatened to embark on industrial action over outstanding issues and related arrears.

Deputy General Secretary of the GMA, Dr Titus Beyuo, said government has until October 15, to address these concerns after which the association will embark on a strike.

On the issue of testing for Covid-19, Dr Beyuo advised that testing for the virus is enhanced and made available for free in communities to prevent its widespread.

Dr Beyuo called on government to speed up processes involved in the procurement of covid-19 vaccines.

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