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05.09.2005 General News

Doctor Strike: Ridge Hospital


At the Ridge Hospital, the GNA found some doctors and nurses attending to patients in the wards but were not admitting new cases. The Out-Patient Department (OPD) was empty because there were no doctors to attend to patients.

Mr. Michael Agyekum, a Paramedic at the hospital told the GNA that, there was no need for the nurses and other para-medical staff to admit more patients when there were no doctors on duty.

He said the nurses were only attending to patients who reported to the hospital before the doctors went on strike.

Mr. Agyekum appealed to the government to resolve the problem with the arrears from the Additional Duty Hour Allowance (ADHA) to enable the doctors resume work.

He said even though most nurses and paramedics were working, not much could be achieved if the doctors did not come back on time to assist.

The GNA was informed that the Supervising Medical Director of the Hospital was attending a meeting.