TTH nurses, midwives declare strike over Kandahar Boys’ attack

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By Lorlornyofm August 15, 2018 05:36

TTH nurses, midwives declare strike over Kandahar Boys’ attack

Midwives and nurses at the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region, have, with immediate effect, declared an indefinite strike in protest to attacks on their CEO, Dr David Kolbilla, by a coalition of pro-NPP youth including vigilante group Kandahar Boys, on Monday 13 August.

The youth, who attacked the hospital, accused the CEO of adopting a habit of issuing threats to staff, engaging in procurement breaches and neglecting the purchase of key hospital consumables such as examination gloves, needles and syringes, among others.

They also alleged that under Dr Kolbilla’s watch, the Tamale Teaching Hospital keeps deteriorating.

But the nurses and midwives, in a press statement on Tuesday, 14 August 2018, said: “We are by this release registering our utmost disgust in respect of the recent happenings at the Tamale Teaching Hospital regarding the invasion, manhandling and locking of the office of the CEO of the hospital.

“We are particularly worried that this is not the first time such a thing is happening in TTH. Past CEOs like Dr Nsia Asare, Dr Tapang, Dr Kenneth Sagoe, Dr Prosper Akanbong and now Dr David Kolbilla, have all suffered this violent act from lawless groups of people within Tamale without any repercussions.

“We, as nurses and midwives of the hospital, condemn these acts of lawlessness that have bedevilled the institution over the past years. Many nurses, midwives and other staff, have faced brutalities over the years at the hospital at the hands of these lawless groups”.

The staff also said they do not feel safe any longer working in the hospital in view of what happened.

“If the CEO, who is the landlord of the hospital, could be manhandled in this manner, then we must take serious cover before these lawless persons turn on us.

“We are hereby withdrawing our services in TTH with immediate effect until all the following conditions are met,” the statement added.

The conditions are:

1. An immediate establishment of a police post to provide security for all staff and patients.

2. The perpetrators of this lawlessness must render an unqualified apology to the CEO and staff of TTH and patients.

3. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be immediately arrested and arraigned to face the full rigours of the law.

Source : Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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By Lorlornyofm August 15, 2018 05:36
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