GAML vs GMA: MOH Must Intervene Else- Allied Health Professionals Hints Of Strike Action

Leadership of Ghana Federation of Allied Health Professions (GFAHP) has said attempt by the management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospita to undermine the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies by posting physicians to work in medical laboratories will be resisted.

The leadership in a statement said they received the news with shock and disbelieve as the action by management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital will disturb the peace and tranquility in the country.

“The leadership of Ghana Federation of Allied Health Professions (GFAHP) has learnt with shock and disbelief the attempt by management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to disturb the peace and tranquility in the country by posting physicians to work in medical laboratories.”

The leadership also said the attempt to forcefully post uncertified professional to various medical laboratories is illegal, unnecessary and uncalled for.

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The group however is seeking the intervention of the Ministry of Health else take the next line of action.

“We entreat Ministry of Health to intervene and remind the management of KATH to respect all health professions to ensure industrial harmony. The management of KATH need to ensure a collective efforts and respect for all professionals in the health sector. The leadership of GFAHPs wishes to inform its members to hold themselves in readiness for the next line of action. We unconditionally and totally support GAMLS in their quest for fairness and justice in their line of practice”

Already KATH Lab technicians are on a sit down strike due to imposition of two medical hematologist to head the lab.

Read Full Statement Below

PRESS RELEASE ON COMFRONTATIONAL STAND BY MANAGEMENT OF KOMFO ANOKYE TEACHING HOSPITAL AND GMA

The leadership of Ghana Federation of Allied Health Professions (GFAHP) has learnt with shock and disbelief the attempt by management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to disturb the peace and tranquility in the country by posting physicians to work in medical laboratories. This attempt to forcefully post uncertified professional to various medical laboratories is illegal, unnecessary and uncalled for.

This is an attempt to repeat what happened in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital years back, which resulted in confrontation between the staff of Central Laboratory Services and some physicians posted to the laboratory.

We equally read the disturbing development and unbelievable statement issued by GMA in support of this illegality. The attempt to undermine the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies (HPRB) Act, 2013, Act 857 and Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), will be resisted by all allied health professionals in this country.

For the avoidance of doubt, according to both part one (AHPC) and part two (MDC) of Act 857, no health professional can practice in any medical laboratory in this country without certification by AHPC. The role and job description of physicians are clearly defined under part two, section 50 of Act 857.

Additionally, nowhere did the Act mention that Physicians or any other person can walk into any medical laboratory to practice. All professionals who intend to practice must apply to AHPC for certification. We also want to remind GMA that, the days where they were seen as ‘headmasters’ of various sections of our health facilities are gone and they must come to terms with this reality and stop carrying themselves as such. Ghanaians should hold GMA responsible for any disturbances in the health sector.

The management of KATH must be reminded that quality healthcare delivery is hinged on the critical core value of team work based on mutual respect and support for each other. We therefore demand that management of KATH should do everything possible to resolve this by respecting the uniqueness of all health professions in the hospital in order to for stall an escalation of the current impasse.

We entreat Ministry of Health to intervene and remind the management of KATH to respect all health professions to ensure industrial harmony. The management of KATH need to ensure a collective efforts and respect for all professionals in the health sector. The leadership of GFAHPs wishes to inform its members to hold themselves in readiness for the next line of action. We unconditionally and totally support GAMLS in their quest for fairness and justice in their line of practice.

The truth stands. Long live GFAHP, Long live Ghana

Thank you.

Signed

Dr Shiraz Issahaku For Chairman – GFAHP

Alberta Rockson General Secretary – GFAHP

Dr Paul Amankonah GPA-President

Prince Rockson GSR-President

Dr Kingsley K A Pereko GAND-President

Atuahene Agyeman Eric HEPAG-President

Kwame Arhin Jnr GHIMA-President A

senso Prince Antwi OAG-President

Ann Sena Fordie OTAG-President

Asare Mark Listowel GHAPO-President

Douglas Avoka OHPAG-President

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