The Health Committee of Parliament has scheduled a meeting with the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, on Tuesday, June 1 over the strike action by members of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS).
The meeting is expected to have in attendance as well representatives of all stakeholders in this matter.
It is aimed at resolving the issues as the Committee says it has taken note of the “fact that patients, particularly those who require laboratory tests, have been left stranded due to the protest by GAMLS which has now escalated into an impasse between the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and GAMLS”.
A letter inviting the Minister to the meeting also demanded the presence of the Chief Director, the Director of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Director of Human Resource at the Ministry.
The strike by the laboratory scientists began at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and has taken a national dimension.
Not even a court injunction by the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Friday, May 28 has seen the striking laboratory scientists resume work.