Saturday, April 13, 2013
Now is not a good time to get get sick in Ghana
The Ghana Medical Association the union representing doctors at state hospitals such as the one I go to for outpatient consultation along with the Government Hospital Pharmacist Association have been on strike since last Monday when they withdrew outpatient service. Now they are threatening to stop emergency services starting this Monday if the government does not pay them their outstanding arrears. Other than a few private clinics and hospitals, the only medical facilities still working in Ghana for non-emergency outpatient care are the military and police hospitals and the Cuban Doctors Brigade.