Medical laboratory scientists in the Bono East Region, have declared support for their colleagues at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) over the latter’s impasse with the hospital management.
The KATH branch of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists has been up in arms against the management of KATH following the transfer of two medical specialists to the department.
The Bono East Regional Chapter of the association, in a statement on Monday, May 24, 2021, directed all of its members to wear red bands as a way of supporting their colleagues in Kumasi.
“The Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) – Bono East Region, wishes to inform all Medical Laboratory professionals that, we are all required to wear red bands, starting Tuesday, 25th May, 2021.”
“This is in support of the industrial action that has commenced at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, to call for the withdrawal of the two medical doctors from the haematology unit and the “professional freedom,” it said in the statement.
While serving notice that their action could be escalated if the demands of the laboratory scientists at KATH are not heeded to, the Bono East Regional Chapter of GAMLS said “stakeholders will read the signs and do the needful to avert any further disturbances of the industrial peace,” it said in a statement.