The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called off threat to embark on its planned mass resignaton action on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
This decision was arrived at after a crucial emergency meeting on Monday to decide whether to resign enmasse following the inability of the government to give them conditions of service.
Peace FM's correspondent at the meeting, Agya Kwabena explained that, the group has however given government a one-month moratorium to address their concerns, failure of which they will carry out their threat.
Monday’s meeting, held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, was to decide on the next line of action after the June 30, 2015 deadline the doctors gave to the government.
The meeting comes after leaders of public sector health workers unions last Friday signed onto a framework that will guide them in negotiations for their conditions of service.
The framework was signed by the Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, while Mr Abu Kuntulo, the General Secretary of the Health Service Workers Union, signed on behalf of public sector health workers.
The ceremony was witnessed by representatives of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA), the Ghana Hospital Pharmacists Association and the Health Service Workers Union (HSWU).
The GMA, at the end of its third national executive council (NEC) meeting in Cape Coast on May 31, 2015, threatened to resign en masse if its members did not have a negotiated and signed conditions of service by the end of June 2015.
At the meeting the GMA said it would hold the government to its promise to ensure that GMA members working with the Ministry of Health (MoH) through the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the teaching hospitals were provided with conditions of service.
Source: Agya Kwabena/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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