Following the three days strike undertaken by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) together with its allied Associations, AdoaTv news team, earlier before the calling off of the strike, visited the Accra Ridge hospital and the Adabraka Polyclinic to know the impact of their strike on the smooth running of these hospitals.
The declaration of a total strike across the country started on 21st September 2020, over a series of negotiations on the Condition of Service for its members. According to the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, various meetings with the employer have been unsuccessful as the government is not willing to yield to their demands.
Indeed the strike commenced on Monday, a few people including patients spoke to the news team. From the Ridge hospital, the news team visited the Adabraka Polyclinic and had an interview with the administrator, Mr. Obeng Danso Stephen. The news team however spotted a patient who was in pain and yet, there were limited nurses to attend to him immediately.
Meanwhile, Dr. Addul Razak Quao also narrated his ordeal since the strike commenced. He called on the government to ensure that all the necessary measures are put in place to address this issue. Although the strike has been called off and will take effect tomorrow, 24th September, the members advised the government to ensure that the measures put in place will be long-term since these nurses play vital roles in the lives of patients.
Story by Mary Quartey