KATH doctors threaten strike over salary disputes

Photo: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have threatened to strike effective February 1, 2022.

The decision was taking at an extraordinary general meeting held by the Komfo Anokye Doctors’ Association (KADA), which is leading the protest.

The medics are fighting managers of the state-run hospital over the delay in payment of car maintenance allowance and ’13 month salary’, a statement issued by leadership of KADA on January 20, 2022 said.

KADA says it was yet to receive any “formal response” despite repeated communication to managers ofthe facility to get their salary issues resolved, accusing management of showing what they describe as “ignore them” attitude.

“This position is contradictory to the directive from the Ministry of Finance to Heads of Agencies/Facilities in a letter dated 25th March 2021, directing them to comply with the implementation of the signed Conditions of Service for Doctors.

“As such, members of KADA resolved at the said meeting that if by the 31st of January 2022, there is no clear communication from management on an arrangement for the payment of;2020 and 2021 13th month salary, Car maintenance allowance; Members will stop work on 1st February, 2022”, the letter stated as it called for urgent response to “avoid an unnecessary industrial unrest”.

Authorities at KATH will not respond to requests for comments. A highly placed source however says the hospital is meeting the aggrieved doctors over the issue later today.


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