The Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia has revealed that 177 Cuban doctors are getting ready to fly to Ghana to support health care delivery as the doctors’ strike enters week three.
[contextly_sidebar id=”qlkDSlPaXJvLEuNanxlNW7s7qsfk0p3U”]Mr. Alex Segbefia made this known when he addressed the media about government’s efforts to mitigate the strike by the Ghana Medical Association.
Mr Segbefia has also stated that government will retain “all the Cuban doctors who have completed their rotations and were programmed to leave for Cuba anytime soon.”
According to the Minister, the move forms part of measures by the government “to protect life and restore normalcy” within the health sector which has been affected by the strike.
Members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) are on a strike over codified terms of conditions of service.
Their action was extended by two weeks last Friday after a crunch general assembly meeting by the GMA.
Government’s decision to bring the Cuban doctors is part of plans to mitigate the effects of the doctors’ strike.
Earlier, the Ministry released a list of hospitals that are still operating despite the strike.
Also, retired doctors and those on leave have being asked to return to work in some of the quasi government health facilities.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citifmonline.com/Ghana