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Aug 13, 2015

MoH engages unlicensed doctors to replace striking doctors

The Health Ministry is engaging Ghanaian doctors trained abroad but yet to pass the medical and dental council examination to replace striking medical doctors, Starr News has gathered.

The doctors, according to information gathered, would be offered provisional license to practice in Ghana before they are later given permanent licenses.

Government officials have been meeting the doctors in Accra ahead of their official engagement on Friday.

Striking medical doctors have served notice they will resign en masse by Friday if their demands are not met.

The move by government is seen as a contingency plan to contain the impact of the doctors resigning by the end of this week.

The public sector doctors withdrew their services for emergency cases last Friday a week after they declared their nationwide strike.

Several attempts and appeals by the public and government officials to persuade them to return to work while negotiations continue have so far proved futile. –