The new offer it is hoped is attractive enough to urged the doctors to call off their strike which had entered its fifth day and is expected to worsen beginning April 15th.

A source close to the leadership of the Association stated that some group of chiefs have been holding series of meetings with the leadership of GMA pleading with them to reconsider calling off their strike whilst government dealt with their demands.

?Our meeting will consider all that and take a decision whether to call off the strike or continue with the position by the Association?.

The source was reluctant to give details of the offer made but said the leadership would be meeting to discuss it.

Doctors in public hospitals nationwide, on Monday April 8, 2013, embarked on a strike to press home their demand for salary arrears.

The decision was reached at a National Executive Council meeting of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) held in Kumasi last Saturday.

They will only be attending to emergency cases and also attend to only those on admission, to mark the first phase of the strike action.

The second phase of the strike, which will be a total withdrawal of services, will commence on April 15, if their demands are not fully met.

Coincidentally, members of the GMA and Government Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) also withdrew their service on same day as medical doctors to demand the payment of their salary arrears and market premium as negotiated by the FWSC.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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