Deputy Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party George Lawson has said the recent effusions by the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Council; (GMA) Dr Frank Serebour, makes him no different from a mad man on the streets.
According to him, in as much as the Dr Serebour might have been provoked, he should have exercised restraint.
He was commenting on a banter that ensued between the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA)- Dr Frank Serebuor- and an NDC party Communicator Yeboah Boateng, on a radio programme over the strike action by the doctors in demand of their conditions of service.
Yeboah Boateng said “is Dr Poku-Adusei who has risen through the ranks to become the President of GMA telling us that he doesn’t know what is in their contract? They should quit the job. We are tired of them. I am serious about what I am saying.”
“Some doctors even take salaries more than high court judges yet they are still complaining. They are not being fair to teachers who developed them to become doctors. It is not even about salary but rather end of service benefits; and they are on strike.”
But Dr. Serebuor in a swift riposte descended heavily on the NDC man and used very harsh and unprintable words on him. He said among other things that, “for all you know, this idiot in your studio receives free fuel, free call credit and free accommodation. Which public sector doctor has free accommodation? We pay rent to the government,”
He has told the media that he does not regret and will not apologise for calling Mr Yeboah Boateng an “idiot”.
However, speaking on Okay FM on Tuesday, George Lawson, who condemned Dr. Serebour’s outburst stated that the GMA scribe should not have descended as low as he did, as the foul language he uttered will reduce the dignity he has in the eyes of the public.
He wondered how Dr Serebour who appears to be very quick tempered will be able to handle a patient who provokes him in his consulting room, adding that the medical practitioner should have been guided by the fact that he worked in a noble profession.
Mr Lawson noted Dr Frank Serebour would have been sanctioned for his conduct if he were to be in any of the developed countries.