The Graduate Physician Assistants Association of Ghana says it will not call off its sit-down strike if the Ministry of Health fails to set up a transition board to institute a new body to supervise and manage their affairs.
Members of the association have withdrawn some essential services from July 13 over what they say is disrespect and undermining of their profession by the Medical and Dental Council.
Speaking to Citi News, President of the Association, Anthony Arkoh says his members are ready to rescind their decision when the Ministry of Health heed to the call.
“Give us a transition board that can start the process because the amendment is ongoing so that we can have part seven of the clinical officer’s council inserted in the amendment so that we can move away from these people and have the freedom to take care of Ghanaians,” he said.
Mr. Arkoh further indicated that members of the Ghana Physicians Association will join the strike next Monday if the government does not intervene immediately.
“Everybody is affected. If they are not withdrawing, we are ready to go through whatever consequences that this decision may bring. We are sorry and apologise to Ghanaians,” he added.