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GMA threatens to withdraw OPD services

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has resolved to withdraw their Out Patient Department (OPD) and Emergency services beginning from Thursday July 30 to Thursday August 13, 2015.The GMA has given government a month ultimatum to address concerns regarding their conditions of service.The Association early Monday morning disclosed that the government has declined to improve upon their conditions of service despite several consultations.
The Association threatened, during its third National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Cape Coast on 31st May, 2015 to resign if the members did not have a negotiated and signed conditions of service by the end of June 2015.
In a statement released by President of the Association, Dr. K. Opoku-Adusei, the Ghana Medical Association will activate as part of the implementation strategy of its decision “total withdrawal of services including in-patient care from 14th August 2015 culminating finally in the mass resignation of all members of the GMA working in the Public Health Sector.”

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