Striking health professionals at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) have refused to have affirmed their resolve not to return to work if the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth groups who chased out the Chief Executive Officer, Dr David Zaawumya Kolbila are not arrested and punished.
Public Relations Officer of the facility, Kennedy Osei Mensah has told Adom FM’s Morning show, Dwaso Nsem Thursday that although their CEO has returned to work through the effort of REGSEC, nurses, and midwives of the hospital no longer feel safe working in the hospital.
“I feel the pain of the health professionals; these boys need to be arrested and brought to book before any serious work can commence,” he said.
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The attackers accused the hospital’s CEO, Dr David Akolbila, of corruption and mismanagement but provided no evidence to back the allegation.
They subsequently walked into the offices of the CEO, walked him and his staff out and locked the offices.
In protest, the health workers of the hospital also declared a strike, saying they no longer feel safe in the hospital after the incident.
The attackers are believed to be members of a vigilante group affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
And, Dr Osei Mensah said health professionals have vowed never to rescind their decision until the perpetrators are brought to book.
He said there is the need for the Police to establish a permanent police post at the hospital premises.
The workers are also demanding an apology from the perpetrators of the act to the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kolbila as a precondition for their return.
Meanwhile, Adom News’ Illiasu Abdul Rauf reported on the same show that residents around Tamale and its environs seeking health care are stranded as health workers as a result of the health workers’ action.
He said those who were at the facility Thursday morning, seeking medical care had to sit and wait for hours without anyone attending to them.