Following the indefinite nationwide strike declared by public sector doctors, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has closed down its Out Patient Department (OPD).
In a statement signed by the management of the hospital, it informed the general public that anyone who will require outpatient services should go to other private and peripheral hospitals within the Metropolis.
[contextly_sidebar id=”MisjSRzn2cjwy6IMI7EGzwhKolgGYKbS”]The Korle Bu management further indicated that the doctors will however continue to attend to inpatient and emergency cases.
The members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) on Thursday announced the partial withdrawal of their services due to the failure of government to put together a document spelling out their conditions of service.
The public sector doctors had given the government ample time to address their demands but the document is not yet ready.
In June, the General Assembly of the GMA extended the deadline to July 29, 2015 to allow them continue negotiations with government on their conditions of service.
With the one month expiration of the deadline, the withdrawal of their services to OPDs is the first stage of the plans to resign.
In the second week, they will withdraw other services excluding emergency services.
The third week of the withdrawal will however include all services as well as emergency services.
This will culminate in the implementation of their final decision.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana