Aggrieved Ghanaian Anaesthetists call off strike


The Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists has called off its partial nationwide strike after reaching an agreement with the Ghana Health Service.

The association’s action was triggered by a protest over the Medical and Dental Council’s attempt to change their name from Certified Registered Anaesthetists to Physician assistants. 

According to them, the decision exempts them from some employment benefits.                

Following a meeting over the weekend, the president of the association Jacob Awumbey, said they have rescinded their decision.

“I don’t want to tell the general public that we were pushed to the wall and the only way was to act the way we did.

“But since we have been assured that our grievances will be taken on board and addressed in the manner we want it. We can assure the general public that our decision has been crossed,” he told the media.

Anaesthetists are those qualified to administer anaesthesia, a drug that artificially takes care of pain on or before any surgical operations. They are often nurses whose services are equally important in the field of medicine.        

Source: Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH

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