The staff of the Pantang Hospital in Accra are expected to resume on Friday, July 9, 2021, after being on strike since last week.
This comes after the staff and management of the hospital had a crunch meeting with the government on ways to resolve the matter.
They have been on strike to put pressure on the government to fence the hospital to stop encroachment and protect the staff from being attack by unknown assailants.
Speaking to Citi News after the meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Minister of National Security, the Mental Health Authority, Labour and Health Ministry, the spokesperson for the Ghana Physician Assistants Association, Nicholas Annor said they are confident the government will honour its part of the bargain.
“At the end of the meeting, we agreed that we can’t continue to stay at home. We swore an oath to take care of the patients that were entrusted into our care, and we are always ready to resume duty once security concerns have been resolved, and we have been assured by all the ministers and dignitaries that were present today. They gave us their word, and we will hold them to their promise and wish that they are going to do their bid since we are resuming [work].”
“So we agreed that on Friday, July 9, 2021, we are going to resume work fully, and we just want to inform the public about it. We also hope to follow the MoU that has been signed.”
In July 2019, workers at the Pantang Hospital embarked on a sit-down strike over the same issues being raised currently.
The workers had organised a demonstration to voice out their concerns.