The Accra Psychiatric hospital nurses have called off their one week strike action.

The decision followed a meeting with management of the hospital last night.

The nurses laid down their tools a week ago over lack of medication and funds to run the hospital which they feared could lead to danger as they were attacked by the patients.

The nurses called off the strike off and are expected to resume work today.

Spokesperson for the nurses, Philemon Anin told Adom News that the decision to call off the strike action followed the meeting of some of their demands. He said they have also been assured of their safety.

It is however unclear if the decision to release some of the mental patients into their relative’s care still holds.

For some weeks now, nurses at the hospital had laid down their tools to press home their demand for what they described as unfair treatment by the government.

The action was necessitated by a myriad of issues, including inadequate supply of medicines, the absence of an insurance policy to cover the bills of staff who got injured in the line of duty, risk allowance for nurses, lack of basic logistics and potential attacks by the mental patients.

Managers of the hospital last week began discharging patients from the facility as they struggled to take care of them.