General News of Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Aggrieved staff of Pantang Psychiatric Hospital will hit the street today to press home their demand for encroachment on their lands by private developers to be stopped.
They have already suspended OPD and other non-emergency services, leaving patients and their relatives stranded. Today’s protest may lead to the shutdown of the facility, despite a planned visit by the Health Minister.
Spokesperson for the aggrieved workers Elvis Akuamoah told Starr News the protest will be a peaceful one to press home their demands. “We didn’t demand that the health minister come to the facility.
What we asked for is a halt to the developments at the frontage of the hospital. We have not heard any formal statement being made to meet our expectation and what we have called for, and we feel we have not be been responded to.
“The Minister is free to visit any health facility especially when there is some kind of unrest. We will start gathering at 7, and by 9am we will have a peaceful demonstration, we will march from the hospital to Adentan Barrier and back”.
Meanwhile Lands Minister, John Peter Amenu, is also investigating the complaints from the Pantang Hospital workers over the encroachment on their lands.