Ghana’s doctors, it seems, are likely to call of their strike, reported Reuters. The strike is seen as a test f the government’s ability to stand by the terms of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme that has been designed to restore economic stability to the country.
The Ghana Medical Association union are being pressured to end their two-week strike by political, religious and cultural leaders. The doctors stopped providing emergency care over conditions of service but it looks likely that this be coming to an end.
“We may go back to work because of appeals from chiefs, religious leaders and other opinion leaders,” Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, president of the union, told Reuters. “We are likely to return to work, and not as happy people.”
Reuters reported that the doctors are due to meet at midday local time at the union headquarters in Accra in order to discuss whether or not to call off the strike or if they should increase their industrial action.