Catholic Hospital Sacks Fourteen (14) Doctors Over Strike

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The National Catholic Health Service has sacked 14 doctors in its Holy Family Hospital in Techiman. They include junior and senior house officers of the facility.

The Catholic Health Service claims the decision was taken after, “the officers served notice to them of their unavailability for training and service as an expression of their solidarity with the current impasse between GMA and Government.”

Members of the GMA are currently on strike to demand the provision of conditions of service for them. They have resolved to only return to work when their demands are met.

Junior doctors had earlier lamented that they will be rendered redundant without the medical doctors.

“In line with our convention, inspired by Christian values, ethics and identity, we are obliged and restraint from embarking upon strike action to resolve matters of such nature. Their decision further contravenes the policy guidelines for House Officers training as circulated to us by your office. Consequently, management finds the actions of the House Officers as a breach of these principles and thus undesirable in our system,” a letter from the Catholic Health service and addressed to the Medical and Dental Council stated.

The hospital also added that the actions of the junior doctors “made it impossible for us to avail our facility to this particular group of Officers for training. In keeping to our commitment to you, we wish to state that we will be willing to consider any other person or group of person that you may post to us for training.”

Below is the list of the doctors:

Dr. Mensah Ekow Michael
Dr. Kingsley Afreh Aduroh
Dr. Papa Kojo Mbroh
Dr. Tabi Prince Kwabena
Dr. Ama Nkansa Sarkodie
Dr. Daniel Assaki Ndago
Dr. Evangeline Bediako
Dr. Derick Prince Aryeh
Dr. Apenteng Lawrence Oduro
Dr. Josepth Ameyaw
Boateng Ben Osafo
Dr. Naizer Hussein
Dr. Emmanuel Acquah
Dr. Ekow Adom Mensah

In a related development, 91-junior doctors in the country about two weeks ago picketed at the office of the Controller and Accountant Generals Department to demand the payment of their 11-months salary arrears.

Source: citifmonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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