17th May 2024

Many patients in hospitals across the country were left stranded as some health workers commenced an industrial strike action yesterday.

The nurses, midwives and other service providers followed through with their threats to withdraw their services over what they say is poor conditions of service.

Although the National Labour Commission (NLC) had secured an interlocutory injunction to prevent the action by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), the aggrieved health workers say they have not been officially served.

The striking groups include GRNMA, Ghana Physicians Assistants Association and Ghana Association of Registered Anaesthetists among others.

Struggle

At the country’s number one referral centre, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, patients who had been left unattended lamented the struggle they have had to endure.

“They are telling us that because they are on strike we should take our patients away. But my question is where to,” a relative of a patient told JoyNews.

The situation was not different in other parts of the country.

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