Pressure is mounting on the Suntreso government hospital and the Kumasi South hospital in the Kumasi following the decision by some doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) not to return to work.
The two facilities are overwhelmed with patients who would have gone to KATH.
The doctors have been on strike for a week after some youths attacked some of them over a missing dead baby.
According to Citi FM’s Ashanti regional correspondent, Hawa Iddrisu said hundreds of patients were waiting in long queues at the Suntreso Out Patients Department to seek medical attention.
The hospital, she said, has recorded high patronage in the last couple of days.
“The hospital as early as nine this morning, has registered over 500 people at the ODP. This is putting much pressure on the doctors and nurses as well as the facility which is already under pressure.”
Meanwhile, reports indicate that KATH remains calm as very few people can be seen around the hospital.
Armed policemen continue to guard the police right from the main entrance through to the various departments.
Citi News’ checks also indicate that there is more to the doctors’ strike.
The doctors have not been happy with the general security situation in and around the hospital and some private residences.
According to them, they will not return to work until these issues are addressed.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana