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Health News of Monday, 20 August 2018


Physician assistants to strike in September

Physician Assistants in Public Health facilities have indicated they will begin withdrawing Out Patient Department (OPD) services across hospitals from Monday, 10 September to Sunday 16 September 2018 if government fails to address their concerns – immediately.

According to the group, from Monday, 17 September to Sunday 23 September, both emergency and OPD services will be withdrawn and will be followed by a withdrawal of all services nationwide from Monday, 24 September.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the National Council meeting of the Ghana Physician Assistants Association in Kumasi, they catalogued a number of concerns including poor conditions of service, salary discrepancies, obsolete job description, lack of carrier progression, among others, which they want government to address.

Attached is the full communiqué: