Nurses at the Damongo Government Hospital in the West Gonja District of the Savannah Region have threatened to stop rendering medical care to patients.
The nurses are very unhappy about their unpaid allowances and as a result, have embarked on an indefinite strike. On Tuesday, the nurses did not offer any medical care at the Out-Patient Department.
According to them, the strike will only come to an end after the management of the hospital has responded to their request. They said, “We are not prepared to call off this strike. We will continue with it till the time management of the hospital pay us the allowance”.
The nurses have cautioned that they will stop reporting at work if the management fails to pay them their allowances within three days.
They are therefore calling for the dismissal of the Matron and the administrator because they are the source of the problem.
Patients who went to the hospital on Monday and Tuesday had to return home without medical care. However, pregnant women, children and those in critical conditions were given treatment.
Meanwhile, Ghanaian Times reports that the Regional Minister, Salifu Adam Brahima, is working with relevant stakeholders to address the problem as soon as possible.
By: Sam-Paintsil Benjamin Brew/pinkfmonlinegh.com