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General News of Tuesday, 20 February 2018


Picketing nurses clash with police

Unposted nurses who are picketing at the premises of the Health Ministry have accused the Police of manhandling them on Monday night.

The Police who had been dispatched to the premises to evacuate the agitating nurses were reportedly compelled to apply force after the health workers refused to go.

According to the President of the unposted nurses association, Samuel Asante, the Police attacked them with teargas and other crowd control equipment.

“They asked us to move and we told them that we are not moving until our concerns are addressed. And they sprayed teargas in the air to get us to move. So we eventually spent the night at the car park of TV3,” he told Starr News Tuesday morning.

The nurses who completed their studies in 2016 say they have held several meetings with the Minister for Health with a view to address their concerns but to no avail.

They intend pitching camp at the Ministries and will not leave until their concerns are addressed.

The Health minister who was thought to be in his office Monday refused to address the frustrated nurses.