Evening News Roundup For Friday, August 7, 2015

Cuban doctors

Gov’t won’t hire Cuban doctors to replace striking doctors.

Contrary to rumours that Government is engaging doctors from Cuba to step in as Ghanaian doctors strike, the Ghana Health Service says no such thing is taking place.

  • Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Appiah Denkyira, says it would not be prudent to hire Cuban doctors because it is too costly to do so.
  • He said the Health Service is in talks with members of the Ghana Medical Association and are hopeful of a fruitful outcome that will see doctors soon resume their full duties.
  • Striking doctors withdrew emergency services today, a week after they withdrew OPD services. If Government does not meet their demands by next Friday, they are planning on resigning en masse.
  • Without emergency services available at public hospitals, private hospitals will be overwhelmed and lives almost certainly lost.
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