We’ll stay off work until ‘hoodlums’ are apprehended – Tamale Hospital Staff

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Midwives and nurses at the Tamale Teaching Hospital who declared a strike action following the attack on some managers and the CEO of the Facility say they will strike until the Kandahar boys are brought to book.

A group of thugs believed to be members of the NPP’s Kandahar vigilante group, on Monday 13th August, allegedly attacked and sacked managers of the Tamale Teaching Hospital out of their offices.

The group reportedly attacked and locked up the office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr. David Zaawumya Kolbila first before proceeding to the offices of the managers.

In an interview with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Chairman for the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) branch of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association, Abdul Rashid Haidallah, explained that it was not the first such treatments have been meted out to officers of the facility.

He added that apart from Dr. David Kolbilla, all former CEOs of the facility; Dr. Nsia Asare, Dr. Tapang, Dr. Kenneth Sagoe, Dr. Prosper Akanbong were once chased away.

He said the attack repeated itself due to the fact that no actions were taken when the previous incidents occurred.

“We do not want anything of that sort to happen in future hence our decision to embark on strike; We no longer feel safe in the facility. And it will be so until the conditions stated in our statement are met,” he said.

In a related development, the staff of the Tamale Teaching Hospital reportedly turned away patients who reported to the hospital Wednesday morning.

Ghana | atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa