The Ashanti Regional Secretary of Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS) Felix Sorvo, has confirmed the withdrawal of service of its members from various health facilities in the country.
He disclosed on Abusua Nkomo hosted by Kwame Adinkra that only extreme cases will be attended to at most public facilities, calling on government to speed up processes to pave way for negotiations or risk having all members laying down their tools
The over three thousand members of GABMLS are requesting government to implement the National Health Laboratory policy immediately, in order to help raise the quality of laboratory science practice in the country.
The Health Minister, Alex Segbefia has been accused by leaders of the association of not showing up at a meeting which was to address the stalled implementation of the policy.
Dennis Adu-Gyasi, Public Relations officer of the association said government’s posture matter is not the best.
“It is evident in the unfolding events that the MOH has not shown any interest to resolve our matter and have no option than to follow through the roadmap proffered by congress to lay down our tools if we don’t see any concrete evidence of the three policy documents being launched. It is in the light of the commitment of leadership to the congress decision that we have declared to embark on an indefinite industrial strike action effective 22nd August 2016,” the statement added.