Pantang Hospital Staff threaten strike over safety issues

Staff of the Pantang Hospital in Accra have threatened to lay down their tools on Monday.

Workers of the mental health facility say the move is in protest of the neglect of their safety by government.

According to the workers’ association of over 700 people at the facility, their safety has been jeopardized, and that they are at risk due to the encroachment on their lands by private individuals who sometimes attack them in their line of duty.

The Spokesperson for the joint union executives at the Pantang Hospital, Elvis Akuamoah, said the health workers will embark on an indefinite strike starting from Monday until the government constructs a fence wall around the hospital.

Mr. Akuamoah said attempts were made to construct the wall some time last year when they made similar agitations but was later abandoned.

Mr. Akuamoah said there have been many incidents of robbery and burglary at the hospital with staff being victims, adding that no one has been arrested or prosecuted yet.

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