KATH impasse: GMA threatens to reject lab results by unqualified lab physicians

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has warned it will reject laboratory results without authorization by qualified laboratory physicians.

The association says it will carry out the threat if the Ministry of Health does not solve the current problem between the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the two laboratory physicians posted there.

President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Ankobea, stated the association’s position when he addressed the press at the end of the 3rd National Executive Council meeting last Sunday.

“When push comes to shove, the GMA and its members may be forced to reject laboratory results without authorization by qualified laboratory Physicians at a point in time”, he warned.

“All other forms of threats (including but not limited to murder and bodily harm), harassment and assault directed at these Laboratory Physician residents and Specialists should cease forthwith”, Dr. Frank Ankobea added.

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