The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists has threatened to embark on an industrial action should government fail to address some key issues regarding the conditions of service for its members.

According to the Association, countless correspondence to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service to resolve their plight has been counter-productive.

They said it has always been their resolve to take the path of peaceful resolution in addressing their issues to forestall any industrial action, but to no avail.

Among the concerns raised include the lack of a National Laboratory Policy and legislative Instrument, the non-existence of specific revenue account and urgent need to appoint Directors of Medical Laboratory Services.

General Secretary of the Association, Michael Amoh-Omari said they are displeased with government’s sheer lack of attention to get their issues resolved, hence their intended action.

“There is no legislative Instrument…, so the regulatory body existing now is handicapped and the profession is not being regulated appropriately. Some of our cadres whose placement on the Single Spine was not properly done have been affected by the wrong placement, ” he told Accra-based Citi FM.