Manhyia hospital nurses call off strike after MoH, GHS intervention

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has urged its members at the Manhyia District Hospital to resume their full shifts as of today, December 3, 2022, as they seek to bring an end to their strike.

The walkout occurred in response to an event in which the father of a young doctor at the clinic mistreated a nurse.

The father just so happened to be Alex Opoku-Mensah, director of the National Service Secretariat’s (NSS) Ashanti Region.

The strike was initiated by the GRNMA after a 72-hour deadline for Opoku-dismissal Mensah had passed and the NSS had simply suspended him while an investigation was conducted.

The strike halted operations at the hospital, and according to numerous media reports, some patients were discharged to continue their care at home while others were sent to other facilities. The Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health intervened to bring about the most recent development.

In a statement confirming that they had called off the strike, the Association said: “it has called off its strike in Manhyia District Hospital and the intended road map for a full-scale industrial action to allow the committee set by the National Service Secretariat to carry out its mandate and to ensure that our patients and clients do not suffer unduly.”



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