Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital surgeons have gone on strike to demand the reinstatement of a specialist trainer.
The irate doctors have decided to lay down their tools because the specialist is the only one at their disposal since the other one died recently.
Reports say the doctors have besieged the office of the chief executive to press home their demands.
Meanwhile, the Junior Doctors Association of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital say they will continue to protest against the alleged incompetence of the current board of the hospital.
According to the doctors, though the possibility of another strike is ruled out, they will insist on improvements in hospital’s facilities.
The doctors complain the hospital’s management is misguided and are calling for a change in the management.
Dr. Osei Tutu, the President of the Junior Doctors Association of KATH said the systems put in place are not working.
“We are not in the business of making threats but we are saying that things are not going well. We must take tough decisions to make things work. Now all we hear is that there is no money. They are not paying my salary, so what are they using the money for?” he asked in an interview with Citi News.
The Health Minister, Alban Bagbin, has told Citi News that persons dissatisfied with the management of the hospital must resort to laid down procedures for resolutions.
Source: Citi News Ghana