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General News of Monday, 7 November 2016

Source: 3 News

Psychiatric nurses call off strike

Nurses at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital have called off their one-week strike after a meeting with stakeholders on Monday, November 7.

According to the nurses, they will resume work on Tuesday, November 8, having been satisfied with assurances as well as supply of logistics to the country’s foremost psychiatric hospital.

The nurses began an indefinite strike on Monday, October 31 after complaining of “shortage of essential medications” required for psychiatric management, among other reasons.

They scaled up their action on Monday, November 7 by returning some patients to their homes. Buses were made available at the Hospital’s premises to transport the patients to their families.

They claim the lack of medicines has made some of the patients uncontrollable.

Some nurses have come under attack in some instances. But after a meeting with President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Kwaku Asante Krobea, management of the Hospital and the Minister of Health, Dr Alex Segbefia, the nurses resolved to return to work.

Their demand for a two-month supply of logistics has also been met.

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