Doctors’ group wants GMA members to disregard their leadership

A group calling itself the Association of Ghanaian Medical Doctors (AGMED) has expressed concern over the industrial action embarked upon by the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association.

According to AGMED, the declaration of strike by the GMA executives “as a means to solving the problem is inappropriate”.

A statement issued on Thursday April 11, 2013, by three signatories of AGMED- Dr. Alexander Brown, Dr. Mawia Zakaria and Dr. Thomas Anabah- noted: “As doctors, any action we take should lead to the advancement and improvement of the Health status of Ghanaians especially the poor and vulnerable”.

“We therefore call on Ghanaian Doctors to resist the temptation of sectarian influence but rather bring pressure to bear on the executives to demonstrate their efficacy by adopting legal processes to address the concerns of Doctors.

“We also call on FWSC to act expeditiously to adhere to and implement the schedule of payment as determined by the NLC. Efforts should also be intensified to resolve the problem of conversion difference and pension difficulties”.

The AGMED is therefore urging members of the GMA to disregard the decision of their leaders and go back to work.

“We wish to call on all Doctors to disregard the strike action and work in the interest of mother Ghana and our respected clients”.