GMA demands the restoration of laboratory physicians

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has demanded for the restoration of laboratory physicians who have been forced out of various hospitals, amid the tension between lab scientists and doctors.

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Komfo Anokye division of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) started a one-week sit-down strike to demand a reversal of the decision to move two laboratory Physicians who had been transferred to the hospital’s laboratory department.

However, members of the division later declared an indefinite strike that started on Thursday, May 27, 2021, following the one-week sit-down strike.

As a result of this developments, the GMA is demanding that “all resident medical doctors in and training with the Ghana College of Physicians Surgeons and the West African Colleges of Physicians, and those pursuing programmes in Laboratory Medicine should be granted unfettered full access to all relevant laboratory spaces within the various teaching sites.”

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