Economic insecurity is currently staring at the faces of most Ghanaians. Even the government has run to the International Monetary Fund in the face of near economic bankruptcy. Demonstrations and Industrial strikes have set in. Four pre-tertiary teacher unions have already embarked on strike. The Ghana Medical Association, Public Services Workers Union and Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwifery Association have all alerted of their impending strike.
The Ashanti Regional President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo has hinted that healthcare workers are leaving Ghana because they are underpaid and unappreciated. He said the situation, if not checked, coupled with the rising cost of living may lead to looming strikes soon.
Wednesday, 29th December 2021 Ghana's Covid-19 dashboard is getting richer and richer with each passing day. In the last two weeks, the nation has graduated from single digit cases a day to four digits a day. Health experts say the current surge is driven by the new Omicron strain of the deadly virus.
The government team has been instructed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to speak with organized labor to find a cooperative solution about cost-of-living allowances (COLA). Due to the current economic climate, more than ten labor groups, including four teacher unions, the Ghana Medical Association, and the Public Services Workers union, have called for a 20 percent cost of living allowance.
The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Titus Beyuo, says it is awkward for any administration official to say laborers are being coldhearted with their interest for a typical cost for most everyday items recompense (COLA) notwithstanding the ongoing financial circumstances, which has constrained a transition to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
A press release by a joint health professionals has hinted of an impending strike action. This is as a stale Condition of Living Allowance “COLA” negotiations between government and the various Labour associations. In the press statement, the various health associations which comprises of Ghana Medical Association, Ghana Nurses and Midwives Association, Health Workers Union and Ghana Hospital Pharmacist Association, they have laid down some actions they will be taking if government does not complete the COLA negotiations by 22nd July this year.
Ghana is about to come to a halt as many major service providers have withdrawn their services while others are also in the process of leaving. Members of teacher unions in the country have withdrawn their services over the failure of the government to provide them with Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA).
Doctors, drug specialists, medical caretakers and other wellbeing laborers the nation over have served notice they will pull out their administrations in the event that the public authority neglects to pay their Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). The associations incorporate the Ghana Medical Association, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives, Health Services Workers' Union and Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), The Health Services workers' Union of TUC(HSWU) and The Government and Hospital Pharmacist Association (GHOSPA) being constituent members of Organised labour, has made a request to government for 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for their members in the light of prevailing difficult economic situation in the country.
Health Workers including Doctors and nurses across the country have serviced a serious notice that they will withdraw their service if the government fails to grant them their Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA). The Ghana Medical Association, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives and the Hospital Pharmacist Association in a joint statement sighted that they will boycott both in- patient and out - patient services by 1st August 2022 if the government fails to address their concerns.
Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health workers across the country have announced they will stop their services if the government fails to pay their living expenses (COLA). Unions include the Ghana Medical Association, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives, Health Services Workers' Union and Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association.
According to the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), there is no excuse for public and commercial healthcare facilities to refuse and turn away individuals who require urgent care. Although private organizations may decide not to take particular patients, it was acknowledged that the fatalities and problems some patients experience as a result of situations of outright denial of admittance are unacceptable.
Hello dear followers welcome back to my page as I bring to you again all the latest trends and gist allover the internet. A report in the year 2021 from the House of Commons in the United Kingdom has it that United Kingdom's health service has a handsome number of health professionals who are of Ghanaian origin as to what is seen here in Ghana comparing to numbers.
The Joint Health Sector Unions and Professional Associations has released a press statement to give a deadline for intended strike action over demand for 20% cost-of-living allowance. According to the Joint Health Unions, due to the failure of government to reach an agreement with Organised Labour yesterday 12th July, 2022, over payment of COLA, the unions are given the government a deadline of 22nd July, 2022 after which they will have no option down to embark on series of strike actions.
General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Titus Beyuo, says both the public authority and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ought to search for imaginative ways of tackling Ghana's concern as opposed to disadvantaging unfortunate public laborers as has been finished previously.
The Association, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, stated the vaccines had helped in decreasing intense infection and loss of life and endorsed the citizenry to head for the jabs. The warranty follows worries through the Concerned Ghanaian Doctors approximately the efficacy of the vaccines with calls at the Government to halt the national vaccine rollout.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has found the contents of a said petition by some doctors who are questioning the potency of the COVID-19 vaccines as "misleading, unfortunate, and not based on available local and international scientific data". Following some reports misconstruing the viability of the Covid 19 vaccines being used Nationwide for vaccination exercise , it has further raised concern among the Ghana Medical Association who have rallied solidly behind the vaccine and claim that the vaccine is good enough and has alleviated massive deaths since it's inception rather than harm to it's recipients.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has also reacted to the recent petition presented to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, by The Concerned Ghanaian Doctors'. According to the Ghana Medical Association, the contents of the petition by the the doctors, against the vaccine roll-out filed by some 11 medical doctors in the country, as misleading and also not based on any scientific data.
The statement jointly signed by its President, Dr Frank Serebour and General Secretary, Dr Titus Beyuo in reaction to media reports on a petition by some doctors to the President on the vaccines. The statement said the GMA found the contents of the said petition "misleading, unfortunate, and not based on available local and international scientific data".
The Ghana Medical Association is encouraging the overall population to be aware of the commonness of COVID-19 even as they observe Easter. Ghanaians are observing Easter without limitations for the absolute first time in quite a while. The Christian festival which denotes the passing and restoration of Christ is many times portrayed by cheerful making and picnics.