Members of the Ghana Association of the Medical Lab Scientists are currently embarking on a Nationwide to table their grievances to Government of some issues that they are having.
The claim they strike action has become necessary because Government has not shown any sign of willingness to address the situation but rather some of the Lab Technicians are being threatened to force them to work being their superiors.
A number of patients could not be attended to today at some Government Hospitals following the strike action by Members of the Ghana Association of the Medical Lab Scientists. Even though people who already have their cases at Labs already will be attended to at the Hospitals, the striking Lab Technicians are refusing to attend to new patients coming in to the Hospitals for one reason or the other.
The Lab scientists last week issued an ultimatum to Government to address their grievances or they will embark on a strike action. They argue that there are some disparities in their placement on the single spine salary structure and the establishment of a directory to cater to the affairs of Lab Technicians.
Secretary to the Korle-Bu chapter of the group, Timothy Aboagye Mensah talking to the media stated that their supervisors do not have their interest at heart and that has contributed to the situation they find themselves in now.
Mr. Aboagye also confirmed that this is a nationwide strike and they are not taking in any new cases from patients.
“This is a total withdrawal of services including blood banking services and Laboratory services”.
He however pronounced that they need the hearing of the Government to address the issues they have complained about that has been outstanding for quite a long time.
He confirms that if they have the assurance that their issues will be addressed and that it will be solved within the shortest possible time then they are willing to work.
The National Labor Commission who are currently doing anything they can to reverse the situation are also pleading with Lab Scientist who are on strike to return to work.