Anaesthetist call of strike after meeting with stakeholders


Some good news coming from the labour front indicates that Anaesthetists have suspended their industrial action today January 6 2022.

The Certified Registered Anaesthetists had earlier indicated that they could not provide anaesthesia services across the country effective January 1 2022.

This was because the members did not have the licence to practice and also the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists (GACRA) said they had not gotten any feedback on their demands in a letter dated December 4 2021.

  “The GACRA submitted another letter in relation to the above subject matter on the 20th of December, 2021, with a directive from the National Labour Commission (NLC) in the letter dated the same day and also a directive from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR), have all not received any attention.

“The inability of the CRAs to provide anaesthesia services is indefinite until a determination is made by the Ministry of Health.”

After GACRA’s agitations for some time now, its National Public Relations Officer, Seth McAndoh told the press today, Thursday, January 6 that after extensive engagement’ with Health Ministry they have decided to suspend their industrial action.

“So we have suspended the strike and all our members are going back to work due to the fact that we have had extensive engagement with all the stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, Christian Health Association of Ghana,  Medical and Dental Council, the Ghana Health Service and all the other agencies, and per the agreement that we had, all the stakeholders are happy, and we are also happy.

“So we have suspended the strike, and we believe everything that has been agreed upon will be done,” he said.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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