The Ghana Physicians Assistants Association has rescinded its decision to embark on industrial action after an initial one-week ultimatum to the government to sort out its members'[Physician Assistants] conditions of service.
Concerns were raised by the association during its post-2021 Annual General Conference noting that such issues were affecting members smooth delivery of their services. They named them as the treatment meted out to physician assistants by the Medical and Dental Council and the high unemployment rate within its fold.
The association also wants the provision of financial clearance for the 800 physician assistants who are home and yet to be employed.
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Public Relations Officer for the Association, Aminu Ali Mohammed, revealed that the government through the Health Ministry has invited them for a meeting to discuss their concerns thus the decision to hold on with their intention to strike.
“The meeting is on Wednesday, February 16, and so when we go and things go the way we want, it means we are likely not going to strike further.”
“However, if they are still are reluctant in addressing our issues then we are surely going to come up with a road map, a very strong one,” Mr. Mohammed said.
Initially, the Ghana Physician Assistants Association have appealed to the Ministry of Health to take steps to establish a new regulatory body that will regulate their practice.
Currently, they are members of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) and has complained that the council has treated it unfairly and has over the years undermined it.