GMA appeals for cool heads, as doctors resume work today

A senior member of the Ghana Medical Association Dr Ernest Kwarko has called for sanity of language as doctors resume negotiations with government.

The medical doctors in public service are restoring emergency and outpatient services this morning after three weeks of striking over conditions of service.

It has taken prominent persons, Civil Society and the National Labor Commission to get the GMA to resume broken down negotiations with government.

Speaking on Ultimate FM’s current affairs program Fact File, Dr Ernest Kwarko stressed, “It is a suspension and not a call off of the industrial action.”

He pleaded that irresponsible statements that marred prior negotiations cease for the issues to be resolved amicably.
“There is the need for all sides to observe the rules, tone down on public discourse and get us to negotiate to get back to full duties,” he admonished.

Commenting on the development, Legal Practitioner, Kwame Adofo chided government for turning a blind eye to communicators who went on a media rant to spite the striking doctors while negotiations were ongoing.

Adofo said such persons need to be called out and condemned as a show of leadership.Meanwhile the executives of the Ghana Medical Association are meeting government’s negotiating team at eleven o’clock later this morning.

This will be followed by its meeting with the National Labor Commission at four o’clock. The meeting is expected to be attended by the government negotiating team and other ancillary ministries.