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Anaesthetists threaten to withdraw OPD services over name change



Members of the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists have resolved not attend to OPD cases today 11 April 2019 as they commence a partial withdrawal of service in hospitals across the country.

The Certified Registered Anaesthetists (CRA) are accusing the Doctor Anaesthetists of hiding behind the Medical and Dental Council Ghana to change their name from CRA to Physician Assistant-Anaesthetists.

The CRA’s intend to escalate their action to a total withdrawal of all services from 16 April 2019 should their name be changed.

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In a statement the aggrieved anaesthetists said their members should be engaged in any attempts to amend the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act 853, Act 2013.

They are also calling for a separate council and want CRA’s to be appointed in management team of hospitals.

Below is the full statement:


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