[contextly_sidebar id=”j4w6VgdrcKbnWoE0c4Ky0U4g5OzKavIY”]Spokesperson for the Psychiatric nurses’ group, Philip Frempong Okyere, told Citi News the Health Minister must act swiftly to restore peace at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital.
“There is no peace, and the nurses are not working, the patients are stranded. For one person to hold the whole institution to ransom, I think the Minister should look at it the second time. If the Health Minister makes any attempt to impose the man on the nurses, the other two psychiatric institutions and those working at the community level, we will also lay down our tools in support. The nurses and other professionals have clearly indicated that so long as the man remains, they are not going to work, and we support that call so we expect the Minister to act in time.”
Ankaful Nurses strike
The staff carried out their threat to lay down their tools, in an attempt to compel the government to remove the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye from his post.
The nurses had earlier given the government a three-day ultimatum, and threatened to declare a strike, if the government fails to heed their calls.
They are accusing the Medical Director of maladministration and gross disrespect to subordinates and have refused to return to work despite a four-page letter from Dr. Dordoye apologising to them.
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana