It is barely the start of 2022 and we already have a labour issue at hand as angry members of the Ghana Association Certified Anaesthetists have served notice that until their grievances and impasse between them and the Medical and Dental Council are addressed by the government through the Ministry of Health they are not ending their strike anytime soon.
The association welcomed the new year on January 1st 2021 with industrial action over what they call the expiration of the licenses of its members.
In accordance with the rules of their profession, they are expected to renew their licence which will make them eligible to practice.
However, the angry association members have failed to renew their licensee having declared that they no longer want to be part of the Medical and Dental Council citing that they barely fight for the needs of anaesthetists throughout the years.
Mr James Nwaringa who is President of the association wants the Health Ministry to swiftly intervene on the issue.
“So far as I am considered, we have not had any official response from the government. We are thinking this may be due to the holidays.”
“We are hoping and praying that we can amicably find a solution to the problem by tomorrow. Whatever decision we make lies on the ministry’s response to our concerns.”
The group wants the Ministry of Health to lead the charge in ensuring that the licenses of its members are renewed.
The members in recent years have not had a smooth relationship with the Ministry of Health and the Medical and Dental Council over their condition of service, among other concerns.