Kwahu government hospital staff threaten strike

The Management of the Kwahu Government Hospital has threatened to embark on a strike, if government does not provide them with logistics and replace broken down equipment in the hospital.

Administrator for the Hospital, Kwame Ampadu  who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency said staff attrition was also one of the major challenges facing the hospital thus resulting in heavy workload on the few staff.

He said most of their vehicles especially their ambulance had broken down due to old age, forcing them to convert their hearse to an ambulance for emergency cases.

Apart from that, the Administrator hinted that they had not received any money from the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for the past one year to run the affairs of the hospital.

Mr Ampadu added that the hospital had been buying most of their essential drugs on hire purchase to run the NHIS programme, making them indebted to many pharmaceutical companies.

He said their only source of income was the mortuary, which was not enough to run the affairs of the hospital.

He pleaded with authorities of the NHIA and government to immediately release funds and post health professionals to the facility to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.

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