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Minority calls on gov't to meet needs of Korle-Bu doctors

Minority calls on gov't to meet needs of Korle-Bu doctors

The Minority in Parliament has urged government to urgently resolve concerns of health professionals at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after they threatened strike action.

At a media briefing in Parliament Friday, Minority spokesperson on health, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, expressed shock that frontline medical staff still lack basic tools like Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) despite repeated assurances by government.

He stated that such a move by health workers will wreak only havoc to the nation as “apart from God, they are our saviours”.

“The least we want to hear as Ghanaians is that any health professional is threatening strike action,” the Juaboso MP said.

In a memo to their leaders, the doctors admitted it was dangerous for a sideward at the department to be used as a coronavirus isolation centre while they lack PPEs.

Reacting to their concerns, Mr Akandoh validated the concerns of the doctors adding that their calls were legitimate which government needs to respond to.

“We will never back medical doctors to be on strike, we areall at risk at this crucial moment,” he stated.

He wants government to expedite action to encourage them to save lives on the frontline as the novel coronavirus is biting hard.

Mr Akandoh added that information regarding the status of patients after patients is released to them in a timely manner to prevent their possible contraction of coronavirus.

The MP applauded the donations made by individuals and the corporate society to support the work of members of the health service in their combat against Covid-19.