The Ghana Medical Association(GMA) has accused government of not showing commitment in resolving some outstanding concerns of the Association.
The GMA at its 4th National Executive Council Meeting held in Jirapa in the Upper West region the Association gave government a one week ultimatum to address all outstanding issues bordering on doctor’s unemployment or brace themselves for a series of industrial action.
“Effective Monday, August 6, 2018, all doctors working in the public sector shall withdraw outpatients services. This would continue till Sunday, August 9, 2018.
“From Monday, August 20, 2018, to Sunday August 26, all emergency services will be withdrawn.
“From Monday, August 27,2018, all services offered by doctors in the public health facilities shall be withdrawn”.
Meanwhile the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on government to consider transferring the National Health Insurance Levy directly to the NHIL account at the Bank of Ghana and desist from the current practice where the levy is paid to the consolidated fund.
The Association is also appealing to the NHIA to suspended support to partners like the Health ministry and Parliamentarians, since they are non-core expenditure.