August 4, 2015

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie has warned striking doctors to desist from unduly pressurizing government to meet their demands.

He such the current state of the economy cannot support such huge demands from the medical practitioners, adding that it was wrong for doctors to embark on industrial action while still in talks with the government.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) last Thursday declared strike after their negotiations with government over their conditions of service hit a deadlock.

They are however expected back to the negotiation table with government on Wednesday.

Contributing to a discussion on Adom FM’s ‘Dwaso Nsem’ show Tuesday, Hon. Tetteh Chaie stated that in as much the doctors have a legitimate claim in asking for improved conditions their demands must be one that the government can provide for.

“Though it’s their right to demand salary increment, they should not demand salaries that will reduce the budget of the country” he said.

Hon. Tetteh Chaie urged the Labour commission to force the Ghana Medical Association into proper negotiation with the government.