Komfo Anokye: Patients stranded as doctors strike over ejection notice

Patients from various locations seeking healthcare services at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi have been stranded following a strike action by doctors of the facility.

The decision by the medical officers to withdraw their services was as a result of issues related to accommodation.

Reports indicate that notices were served to over 20 doctors of the referral hospital to vacate their residences. As a result, their other colleagues joined them as they laid down their tools.

Patients, including those from beyond the Ashanti Region, who visited the facility Wednesday morning were left unattended to. Some expressed their distress over the inconvenience caused by the strike.

One of the patients who had an appointment with a plastic surgeon said, “unfortunately for me when I came, he didn’t come. I even heard the news this morning, so I decided to come and see whether it was true and when I came it was true.”

“I was supposed to be at work this morning. I didn’t go. I had an accident on Saturday night. They operated me and asked me to come here. They referred me to a plastic surgeon. I came here Monday; I booked an appointment today. Today I should come and see them, but unfortunately, when I came, he didn’t come,” the patient told Citi News.

In response to the ongoing strike, a meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon between the hospital management, the striking doctors, officials of the Lands Commission, and the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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