A group calling itself Unposted Bonded Physician Assistants has served notice it will picket the Ministry of Health if its members are not employed.
The Physician Assistants who claimed they were part of the 2014/2015 batches of students who graduated from the College of Health in Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo region said government has refused to give them jobs despite completing their one year internship.
Spokesperson for the group, Asante Offei speaking to Accra-based radio he said they’ll stop at nothing to ensure that they have their issues addressed.
He said “We completed our mandatory internship in the months of March, April, and May, depending on when one started. By the end of May, it was expected that every PA that had internship a year ago should finish by that time. And by June we were done and then we have registered. So we started making follow ups, to the MoH as well as MMDCEs. But all that we were told is our list is not with them yet; it’s yet to be verified.
“So without wasting much time , we made some follow ups to the Medical and Dental Council, we got our names verified and then in the month of June, and early part of July, we submitted these verified list to the MoH of Health and then they also confirmed receipt of the list, that is in the month of August.”