GAMLS strike : KATH to hold emergency meeting

Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi  are currently holding an emergency meeting to deliberate on strategies to deal with the effect of a total withdrawal of services by members of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS).

Public Relations Officer of KATH, Mr Kwame Frimpong  disclosed this on AccraFM on Monday, 28th May, 2018.

“There is going to be an emergency meeting today over the strike action. We will discuss how to deal with the effect of the strike,” he said.

The members of the GAMLS are expected to withdraw all laboratory services including blood banking services effective today, Monday, 28th May, 2018. It follows a directive by the leadership of the association.

The group last week issued an ultimatum to government to address their plight, including disparities in placement on the single spine salary structure, as well as their demand for the establishment of a directorate to cater to the affairs of lab technicians.

In a statement, GAMLS said their medical superintendents and directors, instead of supporting them by calling on authorities to attend to their concerns, are rather working against their interest.

The group said their supervisors do not have their interest at heart, forcing them to withdraw all their services including blood transfusion and surveillance support.