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Dep. Health Minister intervenes as Physician Assistants suspend their picketing

By Mutala Yakubu
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The Deputy Minister of Health, Alexander Abban has acted swiftly to stop Unemployed Physician Assistants trained at the Kintampo College of Health from picketing.

The physician assistants on Monday threatened not to leave the premises of the Health Ministry until they are given specific timelines on when they will be posted.

The physician assistants numbering about 40 graduated from the Kintampo College of Health in 2016.

They say they have called on the authorities to post them but seem their calls have fallen on deaf ears.

Joshua Adu Adjei, one of the leaders of the Physician Assistants speaking on Citi Eyewitness news said they have called off the action.

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“The plan was to picket at the Ministry until posting comes but I will say that the Minister gave us his word and he is saying they have started working on getting clearance for us and that is why we left the premises. The minister said we have not met him in all our dealings and since we had met him he was going to take the matter up seriously and we hope he goes by his word so that things will go on well for everyone”.

Meanwhile, the Coalition of Rotation Nurses and Midwives for 2019/2020, say they are disappointed with the government’s handling of their concerns and would be forced to hit the streets if nothing changes within the next 7 days.

The Nurses held a press conference yesterday to register their displeasure over the non-payment of their mandatory allowances since their engagement.