The ongoing strike by the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers’ Union (MELPWU) has forced the Manhyia Government Hospital to suspend all planned surgeries and shut down its theatre.

Currently the facility is only open to emergency surgery cases that need prompt attention.

Patients seeking lab services are stranded, as the hospital’s laboratories are closed with notices of the strike posted.

Frustrated patients are appealing for a swift resolution, as their health concerns are being severely impacted.

“I urgently need my lab results to see my doctor, but the strike has left me stranded,” said Godwin Vinyoh, a patient.

Another patient, Theresah Osei, added, “I was told to return on Monday, but the strike has disrupted my care. I implore the union to reconsider their decision, as patients are suffering.”

Source: Justice Bediako