Scores of patients including pregnant women and little children who have thronged the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region to seek health care Wednesday morning have been turned away by the striking doctors and nurses.
The situation has left several patients stranded as some have come from far away places to the health facility for specialist consulting that is offered only at Tamale Teaching Hospital.
Lab Scientists at the hospital have also withdrawn their services. The OPD section of the Hospital has been deserted as there’s not a single member of staff available to attend to the patients. Specialist consulting that was also to take place is also unavailable.
The health professionals withdrew all out patient, specialist clinic, anti-natal clinic, accident and emergency services on Tuesday evening to protest the attack on the CEO by thugs suspected to be loyalist of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The CEO of the Hospital Dr Kolbila and his officers thrown out of their offices on Monday by the thugs.
The group accused Dr Kolbila of mismanagement, corruption and nepotism. The group further alleged that the CEO has established a number of companies which he is using to lobby for supplies for the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has backed the strike action saying once the medical staff feel their lives are in danger they have every reason to stay away from work.