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The Ghana Medical Association has threatened to declare strike over the non-implementation of the condition of service and market premium of its members by government.
The GMA and the Mahama government agreed and signed conditions of service document for doctors working under the ministry of health and its agencies in 2015.
The implementation of the document was supposed to have taken place in January last year. But the GMA says that hasn’t happened despite several appeals.
The newly elected president of the association Dr. Frank Ankobea told journalists in Kumasi that government has taken doctors for granted.
“The GMA therefore decides that if all the issues of full implementation of conditions of service and market premium together with the related matters of conversion difference and reduced pensions are not dealt with by government immediately, the GMA by 18 hours GMT, April 30, 2018, will begin a series of activities that will definitely affect the current industrial climate”.