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Patients happy as nurses resume work in hospitals

Following the calling off of the strike action embarked upon by Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association as well as other allied associations, patients of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi has expressed enthusiasm and joy for the return of the nurses to work.

The strike action which started on Monday, 21st September, 2020, was called off by the Associations in a press briefing on Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020. The nurses and midwives as well as, physician assistants and certified registered anesthetists resumed work on Thursday, 24th September, 2020.

Some patients of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, in an interview with Class News' regional correspondent, Elisha Adarkwah as reported by GhanaWeb expressed satisfaction and joy upon the resumption of duty by the nurses. One patient was thankful to the nurses for returning to work. Another patient who had been on admission after undergoing surgery but was discharged due to the strike, was also happy that the nurses and midwives had resumed work.

Undoubtedly, the nurses and physician assistants’ strike as well as that of the certified registered anesthetists had a toll on health care delivery in the country and patients and so any prolonged action would have been devastating. Government should therefore take immediate steps to have the concerns of all these health professionals as well as all others in the healthcare delivery system permanently resolved.

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Class News' Elisha Adarkwah Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association KATH Kumasi


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