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Doctors vow to suspend all medical activities today as crisis deepens

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By Omar Bah

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors – The Gambia have vowed to shut down all medical services today countrywide as tension in the health sector drags on.

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“As we promise at our last press conference, that phase 2 of the sit-down strike shall be effected if our demands remain unmet; it is with deep regret that we hereby declare its commencement,” a statement from the Association said yesterday. “This means a complete shutdown of all medical services rendered by members of the association country wide in all public hospitals.”

“We do this with utmost sadness for you are dear to us and you deserve better. You deserve the health care that people in other countries enjoy for it is your basic Human rights. You deserve to come to our hospitals and receive the care you need and go home happily with your families.

“While we still engage in dialogue for a resolution out of love for our patients, we shall not relent until we see our health system functional and inclusive for all Gambians We pledge our firm allegiance to our country and pray that the great God of nations continues to bless The Gambia. The Gambia’s healthcare system was once the torch-bearer in the region when it was ably managed by seasoned health technocrats,” the statement added.

According to the association, the decision is taken “with utmost sadness and wish the circumstances were different, but we’ve been forced to the edge to act in this manner since our demands were not met despite opening up to dialogue.”By Omar Bah

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors – The Gambia have vowed to shut down all medical services today countrywide as tension in the health sector drags on.

“As we promise at our last press conference, that phase 2 of the sit-down strike shall be effected if our demands remain unmet; it is with deep regret that we hereby declare its commencement,” a statement from the Association said yesterday. “This means a complete shutdown of all medical services rendered by members of the association country wide in all public hospitals.”

“We do this with utmost sadness for you are dear to us and you deserve better. You deserve the health care that people in other countries enjoy for it is your basic Human rights. You deserve to come to our hospitals and receive the care you need and go home happily with your families.

“While we still engage in dialogue for a resolution out of love for our patients, we shall not relent until we see our health system functional and inclusive for all Gambians We pledge our firm allegiance to our country and pray that the great God of nations continues to bless The Gambia. The Gambia’s healthcare system was once the torch-bearer in the region when it was ably managed by seasoned health technocrats,” the statement added.

According to the association, the decision is taken “with utmost sadness and wish the circumstances were different, but we’ve been forced to the edge to act in this manner since our demands were not met despite opening up to dialogue.”

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